Deafness Gene <em>GJB2</em> Edited in Human Eggs
Deafness Gene GJB2 Edited in Human Eggs
The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies—yet.
Deafness Gene GJB2 Edited in Human Eggs
Deafness Gene GJB2 Edited in Human Eggs

The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies—yet.

The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies—yet.

HIV
Error in Study Linking HIV Resistance Gene to Increased Mortality
Error in Study Linking HIV Resistance Gene to Increased Mortality
Emily Makowski | Sep 30, 2019
The authors have requested a retraction of a paper that found people with the CCR5 Δ32 variant are more likely to die sooner.
Shuping Wang, Public Health Whistleblower, Dies
Shuping Wang, Public Health Whistleblower, Dies
Emily Makowski | Sep 30, 2019
The physician and researcher challenged the Chinese government over her findings of widespread hepatitis and HIV contamination during blood collection.
HIV-1 Genome Extracted from 1966 Tissue Sample
HIV-1 Genome Extracted from 1966 Tissue Sample
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 19, 2019
Scientists spent five years reconstructing what is now the oldest HIV-1 genome yet recovered.
Men with High HIV Risk Have Unique Gut Microbes, Inflammation: Study
Men with High HIV Risk Have Unique Gut Microbes, Inflammation: Study
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
The microbiomes of men who have sex with men are associated with greater immune system activation and promote elevated rates of viral infection in vitro.
Genetic Mutation that Prevents HIV Infection Tied to Earlier Death
Genetic Mutation that Prevents HIV Infection Tied to Earlier Death
Emma Yasinski | Jun 3, 2019
Those with two copies of the Δ32 allele in the CCR5 gene are 21 percent more likely to die by age 76, although it’s not clear why.
Antiretroviral Treatments Suppress HIV Transmission
Antiretroviral Treatments Suppress HIV Transmission
Chia-Yi Hou | May 3, 2019
A study of hundreds of gay couples finds that HIV-positive men taking antiretroviral medication don’t pass the virus to their partners, even when having unprotected sex.
A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs
A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs
Munyaradzi Makoni | Apr 26, 2019
A lack of resources ordinarily blocks young researchers on the continent from scholarly independence, but long-term support is no guarantee.
Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued
Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued
Kerry Grens | Mar 5, 2019
The “London patient” may represent the second person cured of the infection by a cell transplant.
Experts Applaud, Question President&rsquo;s Pledge to End AIDS Epidemic
Experts Applaud, Question President’s Pledge to End AIDS Epidemic
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 6, 2019
Donald Trump announced a plan to drastically cut HIV transmission by 2030, but some scientists and nonprofits aren’t sure the administration will follow through.