Archive for May 14th, 2009

Genomes of HIV-Resistant People May Hold Key to HIV Immunity

Since the onset of the HIV pandemic, many scientists have been baffled on why only a few percentage of people have the ability to resist the dreaded virus even when exposed repeatedly.  Now, a group of researchers think that completing the genome sequences of those fortunate few may hold the key in the search for rare genetic variants that can offer significant protection from HIV. Resistance to HIV is not common and exists only in very few people.  It has been traced to the presence of genetic …