HIV is one of the most prolific viruses out there capable of killing not only individuals but entire communities, because of the way it spreads and humanities inability to cure it. However new information is coming out from the Lewis Katz School of medicine at Temple University that could halt HIV in its tracks. This new technology, which is based off of the CRISPR/Cas9 technology, was built of the premise that you could use gene editing to remove the HIV-1 gene from infected cells in an infected victim. Recently the researchers provided a proof of concept where they removed the gene from transgenic mice. The technology even managed to find the HIV-1 gene that was carried in latent T cells, which can usually avoid detection.
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