Enlisting CRISPR in the Quest for an HIV Cure

Enlisting CRISPR in the Quest for an HIV Cure

At the time, however, the tools to remove HIV DNA from human cells without harming the human genome weren’t available. Could CRISPR/Cas9 also remove HIV DNA from infected cells and eliminate the infection for good? Still, like conventional ART, LASER ART can never completely cure HIV. In a series of studies, the researchers tested LASER ART and CRISPR/Cas9, both alone and in combination. Links:HIV/AIDS (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH)HIV Treatment: The Basics (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)Fast Facts (HIV.gov)Global Statistics (HIV.gov)Kamel Khalili (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA)Howard Gendelman (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha)NIH Support: National Institute of Mental Health; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; National Institute on Aging; National Institute on Drug Abuse; Common Fund

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