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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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.