Thoughts Sans Boundaries

Possible cure for AIDS?

Posted in internet stories by Aditya Moorthy on June 29, 2007

A friend of mine pointed me to this news. Apparently a group molecular biologists from Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany have made a breakthrough in identifying the DNA of the HIV virus by using an engineered enzyme called Tre which removes the virus from the genome by recognising and reconstructing the DNA of the virus and then destroys it thus removing the infection from the cell. Although it is still in clinical trials, it is indeed an interesting breakthrough as it can pave the way for curing more then 40 million people from this deadly virus.

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