This Week in PLOS

Researchers from the US, South Africa, and Kenya search for genetic variants linked to enhanced HIV-1 infection risk through sexual exposure in a paper appearing in PLOS Pathogens. In an effort to tap into phenotypes at either end of the infection risk spectrum, the team compared whole-genome sequence data for 50 HIV-negative individuals from sub-Saharan Africa with high HIV-1 exposure and 50 individuals with low exposure but apparent seroconversion.

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As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researchers says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.