Researchers narrow search for genes for developing HIV vaccine

12/9/2004 | Reuters

Scientists report they are closing in on the identification of the human genes involved in causing the body to defend itself against HIV, which causes AIDS, opening the way for developing a vaccine for the virus, despite its ability to mutate. The researchers said they identified three genes that produce molecules that lie on cell surfaces; these molecules can tell T-cells when new viruses are made in the infected cells and need to be destroyed.

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