HIV

The company'sExatype software is a web-based solution for locating HIV drug resistance mutations using raw NGS data and other functional information.

Setup of the TTC.

The firm has improved design of the system for low-resource settings and validated it on clinical chlamydia samples and extracted HIV, Ebola, and dengue samples.

The companies will work to develop an affordable, portable, and easy-to-use HIV quantitative viral load test using Cue's Lab-In-A-Box MDx platform.

In a pilot study involving 230 HIV-infected patients, the researchers tested the implementation of privacy-preserving genetic testing, using homomorphic encryption.

The Collaborative African Genomics Network recently finished its second year of grant funding, hitting many of its milestones, and is already digging into the work for their third year.

The test, part of a planned menu expansion, runs on the integrated, automated Roche Cobas 6800 and 8800 platforms.

The funding will support research into epigenomic or ncRNA regulatory mechanisms in HIV/AIDS infection in the context of substance abuse and addiction.

The UCSF-based Blood Systems Research Institute will conduct research using RainDance's digital PCR platforms as part of a new $20 million amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: common variants that influence viral load in HIV patients, tumor evolution patterns, and more.

The scientists were able to edit CCR5, the receptor used by HIV to enter cells, without killing the stem cells.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.