Week in Review: April 4–8

How HIV can outmaneuver CRISPR; high-resolution structures of the human serotonin transporter; Pfizer, Allergan cease proposed merger; toward synthetic neural tissue

Apr 8, 2016
Tracy Vence

Other news in life science:
 

Harold Morowitz, who dedicated his career to investigating the origins of life, has passed away at age 88.
 
A move by the US federal government to close tax loopholes that encourage “tax inversions” likely spooked the companies out of the multibillion dollar deal.
 
In-depth analysis of the Neanderthal Y chromosome offers insights into the ancient hominins’ split with modern humans.
 
Researchers identify a virus that may already have caused mass tilapia die-offs in Ecuador and Israel in recent years.
 
A new tool makes programming living cells like writing computer software.