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Submission + - Engineered T cells resistant to HIV infection, could lead to cure for AIDS (readthehorn.com)

mkortsha writes: Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University have genetically engineered T cells to be resistant to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The engineered cells had over a 17,000 fold protection against certain strains of HIV. Researchers hope therapies can be developed that use this technique to create HIV resistant population of T cells in those infected with HIV.

"“It will allow these T cells to coexist with HIV in the blood stream,” Richard Voit, a former Stanford graduate student and researcher, said. “ It is
not a cure for HIV, but what we are looking at is a potential cure for AIDS.”

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Engineered T cells resistant to HIV infection, could lead to cure for AIDS

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