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Evolutionary-Based Host Target Therapeutic Approach Sidesteps HIV/AIDS Drug Resistance

While humans and chimpanzees share an overwhelming similarity between genes, primates exhibit a resistance to AIDS. Walter Messier of biotechnology company Evolutionary Genomics in the U.S. will research the mechanisms of eight genes that have adapted in chimps to identify how viral suppression works.

More information about Create New Ways to Prevent or Cure HIV Infection (Round 1)

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.