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Genetic Resistance to HIV in Human African Forest Populations?

Using genome scans, Alfred Roca of the University of Illinois will test the possibility that isolated African populations have been repeatedly exposed to chimpanzee immunodeficiency viruses, and have evolved resistance to HIV. Ascertaining whether they display resistance to HIV could lead to new ways to fight HIV in other populations.

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

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