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The New York-based team that performed mitochondrial replacement therapy to enable a Jordanian couple to avoid passing on a rare genetic disease to their son has published its technique, but New Scientist notes that there may be some issues with how the work was conducted.

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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.