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A research team in China has attempted to modify human embryos so that they harbor inactivated CCR5 genes and are resistant to HIV infection, Nature News reports. CCR5 encodes a protein that HIV relies on to enter and infect T cells, and people with naturally occurring CCR5Δ32 mutations are resistant to the virus.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.