HIV Breakthrough: Virus Deleted From Human DNA For The First Time
Until now, once HIV entered a human cell, it would stay there forever. Now, however, scientists in Philadelphia have found a way to snip it out.
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The team of Temple University School of Medicine said the breakthrough marks the first successful attempt to eliminate latent HIV-1 virus from human cells – and could be a cure for other latent infections.
‘This is one important step on the path toward a permanent cure for AIDS,’ said Kamel Khalili, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Temple.
‘It’s an exciting discovery, but it’s not yet ready to go into the clinic. It’s a proof of concept that we’re moving in the right direction,’ he added.
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