By Ben Butkus

BioHelix has received a $300,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to support the development of a low-cost, rapid, quantitative test for HIV-1, according to recently published grant information.

Under the grant, BioHelix will explore the use of zip nucleic acid, or ZNA, technology to enhance the speed and sensitivity of its isothermal amplification method, called helicase-dependent amplification, or HDA.

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.

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