Immune cells engineered in lab to resist HIV infection, study shows

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 20:01 in Health & Medicine

Researchers have found a novel way to engineer key cells of the immune system so they remain resistant to infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The new approach, a form of tailored gene therapy, could ultimately replace drug treatment, in which patients have to take multiple medications daily to keep the virus in check and prevent the potentially fatal infections wrought by AIDS.

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