This Week in Science

In this week's Science Translational Medicine, a multi-institute research team describes the use of a PCR-based method to understand how HIV is able to lie dormant in certain immune cells, offering new clues about how to better combat the virus. Latently infected CD4+ T cells — which do not actively produce HIV, allowing the virus to avoid detection — are a key barrier to complete infection clearance, but the mechanisms behind this latency remain unknown.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.