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HIV/AIDS

20 September 2011

Gene therapy shows promise in reducing HIV

An early stage trial of Sangamo BioSciences Inc's HIV treatment found that gene therapy reduced levels of HIV.

An early stage trial of Sangamo BioSciences Inc's HIV treatment found that gene therapy reduced levels of the virus and even eliminated it in one patient with a naturally occurring gene mutation.

Trial results presented in Chicago at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy show a "statistically significant relationship between estimated modification of both copies of the CCR5 gene and viral load," said Dr Carl June, trial investigator and director of translational research at the University of Pennsylvania's cancer research institute.

 

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