A Potential HIV Cure: Removing HIV DNA from Immune Cell Genome Prevents Reinfection

March 24, 2016

(Medical Daily) – Researchers effectively edited out and eliminated the HIV virus from the DNA of human cells using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique, they reported in a study published in Scientific Reports. Although this group of scientists have previously removed HIV DNA out of human cells before, the current study shows that the edited cells are not susceptible to reinfection of the disease by other unedited cells, UPI reported.