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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Roche Molecular Diagnostics' new dual-PCR target HIV-1 viral load test to quantify the amount of virus in a patient's blood.

The Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 test version 2.0 is the first quantitative viral load test to amplify and detect two separate regions of a target genome, Roche said.

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In Science this week: a global genetic interaction map for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and progress made in genomics, precision medicine, and therapeutics.

The price of plane tickets can affect how scientists in different countries choose to collaborate with each other, NPR reports.

The Annals of Improbable Research has awarded the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes.

Scientific American alleges that the FDA has been "arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence."