Gene-editing method could remove HIV from infected cells, study finds

07/22/2014 | Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Scientists have found a way of eliminating HIV from infected cells, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Using the CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing system, researchers removed a fragment of the virus. "These properties may provide a viable path toward a permanent cure for AIDS, and provide a means to vaccinate against other pathogenic viruses," they wrote.

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