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A Doctor, a Mutation and a Potential Cure for AIDS

Very interesting article at the Wall Street Journal about an AIDS patient in Berlin who also happened to have leukemia. When given a bone marrow transplant to treat the latter, his physician chose a donor with a genetic defect that makes his cells immune to most forms of HIV. Looks like that immunity was passed on, and the leukemia patient is now HIV-free 600-plus days on.




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