Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds -- Roxsana Rodriguez died following lack of medical treatment in a privately run immigration detention center. An autopsy concludes that she was beaten.
When Charles Barkley decided to wear #32 to honor Magic Johnson who had recently announced he was HIV+, he responded to concerns that players would contract HIV by playing with Magic by saying, "We're just playing basketball. It's not like we're going out to have unprotected sex with Magic."
TIL that Timothy Ray Brown is considered to be the first person cured of HIV/AIDS. Brown had chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant to treat leukaemia. His transplant came from someone with a natural genetic resistance to HIV. He was cured of HIV but scientists don’t fully understand why.
An antiviral pill taken daily by thousands of men across Sydney and other parts of Australia led to a globally unprecedented reduction in new HIV cases, showing that a targeted, preventative approach may accelerate progress on ending the AIDS epidemic.
Prominent Chinese photographer Lu Guang taken by state after Xinjiang visit, says wife. Lu Guang's photos exposed the everyday realities of people on the margins of Chinese society: coal miners, drug addicts, HIV patients.
A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically edited babies has defended his work. He Jiankui said he was "proud" of altering the genes of twin girls so they cannot contract HIV
TIL Human genome is 3.3Gb in size. HIV virus is only 9.7kb. Largest known virus genome is 2.47Mb (pandoravirus salinus). Largest known vertebrate genome is 130Gb (marbled lungfish). Largest known plant genome is 150Gb (paris japonica). Largest known genome is 670Gb (Amoeboid) but is disputed.
TIL that Richard Thaler, upon finding out he won the Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on irrational decision-making, said he would spend the prize money as "irrationally as possible"