Messing with HIV | The Scientist

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Messing with HIV |…Sangamo Biosciences is putting a different spin on gene therapy. Rather than replace or supplement a mutated gene with an accurate copy, Sangamo researchers are introducing a mutant copy of the gene for the HIV co-receptor CCR5 into the T cells of HIV patients. This prevents the expression of CCR5 on the cell’s surface, and thus inhibits HIV from infecting cells.

 

Source: http://the-scientist.com/2012/06/01/messing-with-hiv/

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