Researchers discover gene that blocks HIV

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Anti-HIV GeneGiven that this hasn’t been a major headline, it must not have the potential for hope that you would expect. It is interesting nonetheless:

A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has discovered a gene that is able to block HIV, and in turn prevent the onset of AIDS.

Stephen Barr, a molecular virologist in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, says his team has identified a gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection in a cell culture by preventing the assembly of the virus.