CRISPR and HIV: New technique in human blood unveils potential paths toward cure: Key to possible HIV cure may lie in mechanisms behind how it replicates

Gene editing used to discover human proteins hijacked by HIV to replicate in blood • By better understanding how the virus replicates, treatments could one day become cures • ‘This new assay is the most faithful representation of what’s happening in the body during HIV infection that we could easily study in the lab,’ researcher says • Over half the genes identified in the study had never been looked at in the context of HIV infection

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