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Friday, March 7, 2014 Permalink

Science Friday: Battling HIV, Using A Body’s Own Immune Cells

  
Researchers are exploring a new approach to fighting HIV infection by genetically modifying a person’s own immune cells to be resistant to the virus. The work, the researchers say, could eventually help people control the virus without drugs. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses a report about early safety studies on the technique published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine.
 

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