The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation last week announced that it had awarded $287 million to 16 multi-institutional teams with the goal of developing a vaccine for HIV in five years.
 
While the majority of the awards support wetlab-based research, one of the collaborative teams, led by Leo Stamatatos of the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, was awarded $19.4 million to apply computational methods to the problem of HIV vaccine design.
 

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

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