Immunity To AIDS Is A Gene Edit Away

Unless you have loads of cash like the great Magic Johnson, HIV and AIDS could still be a threat to your precious blood cells. Scientists may have found a way to give average earning folks like you and I an immunity to AIDS. Some people are naturally resistant to HIV due to a mutation in their cells that keeps them from producing normal CCR5, the protein which HIV is attracted to.

Scientists have developed several tactics to block the production of CCR5 or distort its shape so that the HIV virus can’t attach itself to the protein in an attempt to take over your body.� Without the protein, the cells are nearly impenetrable. Sayonara, AIDS. Hello, raw sex.


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