Once HIV engrains itself in the victim’s DNA, it is known to stay there forever. But new research from Temple University suggests a way to cut out the strain from infected cells without putting the patient at risk.
When administered, a gene-editing enzyme and a targeting strand of RNA find the infected DNA and remove it. The duo keeps working until all strains of the virus are gone.
More than 33 million people suffer from HIV worldwide. Researchers are hopeful that the new method will lead not only to a cure, but also a vaccine to prevent the disease. Read the complete story here.