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JAN 28, 2013 - Futurity

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With anti-viral genes, T cells ward off HIV

U. TEXAS-AUSTIN / STANFORD (US) — To help key immune cells resist infection from HIV, scientists have used a kind of “molecular scissors” to cut and paste a series of HIV-resistant genes into their DNA. As reported in Molecular Therapy, the new approach could ultimately replace drug treatment, in which patients have to take multiple medications daily to keep the virus in check. “Providing an infected person with resistant T cells would not eradicate their viral infection,” says Sara Sawyer, assistant professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at the University ... Read More

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