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With genetic engineering, scientists use decoy molecule to trick HIV
With genetic engineering, scientists use decoy molecule to trick HIV

An effective vaccine for HIV has eluded researchers for several decades, due to the pathogen's infamous shape-shifting abilities. Even though researchers have identified certain broadly neutralizing antibodies that can conquer multiple strains of the human immunodeficiency virus, many strains of rapidly mutating HIV remain resistant to the these super antibodies. In recent years however, researches have proposed a new method of battling the virus that involves gene therapy. Instead of using a vaccine to stimulate the body's own immune system, so that it produces HIV antibodies, scientists are bypassing the immune system entirely. In experiments involving rats and...

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