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Genetics in Disease

Gene Variants May Help Fend Off HIV Infection

13 years, 12 months ago

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Posted on Dec 14, 2004, 4 a.m. By Bill Freeman

A team of researchers based partly in South Africa has identified a key set of immune system molecules that helps determine how effectively a person resists infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Their work shows that mothers with a specific type of genetic makeup may be less likely to pass HIV to their offspring.
A team of researchers based partly in South Africa has identified a key set of immune system molecules that helps determine how effectively a person resists infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Their work shows that mothers with a specific type of genetic makeup may be less likely to pass HIV to their offspring.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/12/041208230338.htm

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