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Dramatic changes in bacteria following male circumcision could explain HIV protective effect

Removing the foreskin causes significant changes in the bacterial community of the penis, according to a study that also suggests how these changes offer protection from HIV infection. The new study was led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and appears in the journal mBio. Past studies have shown that circumcision reduces female-to-male HIV transmission, […]

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New Bayesian Technique Helps Unravel DNA Mutations




A new mathematical approach for analyzing the complex patterns of natural mutation in DNA will, according to its developers, help biologists understand how mutation contributes to evolutionary change in mammals. The researchers, Phil Green and Dick Hwang, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, published a description of their new analytical approach and an initial application […]




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