April 22, 2015 | Luke

I've always assumed HIV to be extremely dangerous, so it's surprising to see the virus can be turned into a helper.

Researchers in France and the UK have used HIV to correct errors in DNA, helping a group of children live more pain-free lives. HIV is good at getting into cells, so the scientists modified it to help rather than harm once it gets inside the cells. It's like turning a burglar into a repair man.

I hope the children stay healthy so we can use this kind of treatment more.


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HIV infected T-cells

HIV infects T-cells, which are important immune-system cells.


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jack laver

April 22, 2015 at 12:49

i think that it will be very good thing to use

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