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DNA shows Baby June of African and central Asian ancestry


Death of Baby June now under investigation as a homicide. (WPEC)

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says it’s now investigating Baby June’s death as a homicide.

An off-duty Boynton Beach firefighter found the infant’s body floating in the Boynton Beach inlet six months ago. The baby had no bruises or marks on it, only a prick on her heel indicating she was born in a hospital.

Detectives say the body likely floating up the coast from Broward County based on the tide and condition of Baby June’s body, however the department says it could have traveled from even further South.

Monday, investigators said they used Parabon NanoLab services to obtain the infant’s DNA.

The results show Baby June is an even mix of African and Central Asian ancestry….

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Prevalence of pretreatment HIV drug resistance in West African and Southeast Asian countries | Journal of Antimicro…


Abstract

Background

ART in the developing world has moved to a new era with the WHO recommendation to test and immediately treat HIV-positive individuals. A high frequency of pretreatment HIV drug resistance (PDR) can compromise ART efficacy. Our study presents updated estimates of PDR in seven countries from West Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Togo) and Southeast Asia (Thailand and Vietnam).

Methods

Eligible study participants were adult ART initiators, recruited from December 2015 to November 2016 in major ART clinics in each country. HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) tests were performed for all specimens and interpretation was done using the Stanford algorithm.

Results

Overall, 1153 participants were recruited and 1020 nt sequences were…

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Scientists angry at UK visa denials for African, Asian researchers



File photo of microbiologist Peter Piot of Belgium, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in Zaire in 1976. (AFP PHOTO/TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA).
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Asian Americans Suffer the Most from Racial Discrimination, Study Finds


Further analyses broke the results down by race to gain additional insights.

Surprisingly, African Americans were the least affected by racial discrimination across the three domains.

To explain this finding, the paper offers that due to a more heavily entrenched history of oppression in America, African American parents, and the community at large, engage in greater socialization efforts to prepare their children for racism compared to Asian and Latino families.

This rings true, at least anecdotally, for many Asian and Latino Americans, whose first-generation immigrant parents arrived in the country with hopeful hearts and the promises of the American dream firmly ingrained; in these households, racism tends to be an uncommon topic.

Perhaps for this reason, alongside the “perpetual foreigner”…

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Higher Representation of African, Asian Prelates on Synod of Bishops’ Ordinary Council


Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Mamfe, Cameroon, pictured at a Vatican press briefing Oct. 25, was one of 16 members elected to the Ordinary Council on Friday. (Daniel Ibanez/CNA)

Higher Representation of African, Asian Prelates on Synod of Bishops’ Ordinary Council

Names of the enlarged group of 16 elected members include Cardinals Joseph Tobin, Luis Antonio Tagle and Cameroon Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya.

The sixteen prelates elected on Friday as members of the Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops — an influential group responsible for the preparation of the next synod — include some well-known names and a larger representation from Africa and Asia than in the past. 

The Register has learned the Council, whose total number of members has been enlarged from 15…

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New Zika Genomes From African, Asian Lineages Document Virus' Population Diversity



NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute has produced high-quality genome sequences for more than a …
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