Messing with HIV

Sangamo Biosciences is putting a different spin on gene therapy.

By | June 1, 2012

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Sangamo Biosciences is putting a different spin on gene therapy. Rather than replace or supplement a mutated gene with an accurate copy, Sangamo researchers are introducing a mutant copy of the gene for the HIV co-receptor CCR5 into the T cells of HIV patients. This prevents the expression of CCR5 on the cell’s surface, and thus inhibits HIV from infecting cells.

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