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Adelaide Scientists Make HIV A Safe Aid In Gene Therapy

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November 20, 2001
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Women's And Children's Hospital, Adelaide
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Senior researcher Dr Don Anson and PhD student Maria Fuller from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide have published a paper in Human Gene Therapy in which they have shown that Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1), after modification can be safely used to transfer therapeutic genes into human cells without transferring the disease.

November 19, 2001 -- Viruses have evolved , over thousands of years, to overcome our bodies’ defenses against viral infection. Once they gain a hold in our bodies, viruses can skillfully transfer their genetic material into our cells, combining it with our own genetic material and causing infection.


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