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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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.