NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center have received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to try to identify genes that are involved in HIV transmission and those that may help protect against HIV infection, Emory said on Friday.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.