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Scientists have long experimented on themselves — Jonas Salk gave his polio vaccine first to himself, lab researchers, and his family — and some are now seeking to report data from such experiments more widely or even begin a journal of self-experimentation, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.