This Week in Science

In Science Translational Medicine, a multi-institute team of scientists presents data explaining why a promising HIV vaccine could produce conflicting results — protecting some patients from infection, but increasing risk in others. The study found that the vaccine only offered protection in those with a specific variant in their human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene, which helps regulate antibody production.

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.