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Week in Review: October 24–28
Bob Grant | Oct 27, 2016
Patient Zero exonerated; Jack Woodall dies;
-harboring mosquitoes deployed in fight against Zika; implanted neurons function in adult mouse brain
HIV Spread from Haiti to NYC in 1970, “Patient Zero” Not to Blame
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 26, 2016
Whole-genome sequencing of preserved blood samples provides the clearest picture to date of the virus’s arrival and spread in the U.S.
Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in HIV Patients
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2016
Researchers identify aspects of the patient, the virus, and the infection itself that influence whether a person with HIV will produce broadly neutralizing antibodies.
Antibodies Prevent HIV Infection in Monkeys
Jef Akst | Apr 29, 2016
Infusing anti-HIV antibodies provides macaques with protection against infection for up to six months, according to a study.
Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2016
For the second time, researchers use CRISPR to modify the genomes of nonviable embryos.
How HIV Can Escape an Experimental CRISPR Therapy
Tanya Lewis | Apr 7, 2016
Targeting HIV-1 with CRISPR/Cas9 stops the virus from replicating, but can also help it escape, two recent studies show.
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2015
dove deep into the latest research on aging, HIV, hearing, and obesity.
Esteemed Virologist Dies
Karen Zusi | Dec 7, 2015
Richard Johnson, a pioneer in research on central nervous system infections, died last month at age 84.
Two-Faced Proteins May Tackle HIV Reservoirs
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 21, 2015
Researchers design antibody-like proteins to awaken and destroy HIV holdouts.
New Way to Edit Genes
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers develop a more-efficient method for rewriting DNA that could hold therapeutic value for HIV and other diseases.