Genetics have found a way to effectively treat HIV (3 photos)

Specialists from the University of Nebraska Medical Center for the first time managed to completely remove HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) from a living organism. To do this, they take advantage of the anti-disease complex and genetic modification. It is important to note that the virus can hide from the immune system, thereby complicating the treatment. Due to this, it multiplies without any problems, spreading literally everywhere. Doctors were able to develop tools that slow down the development of the disease and block its transmission. However, there is still no way to completely neutralize it. Therefore, the researchers decided on a genetic modification. The proposed methodology for combating HIV combines the use of the gene modifier CRISPR-Cas9 with LASER ART. The latter drug is administered gradually and limits the ability of the virus to multiply. The combination has already shown its effectiveness. Experts have conducted an experiment with mice. To begin with, they were infected with a virus, after which they were treated with LASER ART. By reducing the HIV content in organisms to the minimum value, scientists using the CRISPR-Cas9 modifier cut DNA sequences from damaged cells. As a result, there was no virus left in the mice. Kamel Khalili led the process. He explained that at the next stage, a new healing technique will be tested on primates. It is possible that they will switch to clinical trials in humans within the next year. It is worth noting the ethical controversy of this technique. Last year, the Chinese managed to disable the CCR5 gene, which is involved in the development of the virus, using CRISPR. As a result, genetically modified girls were born. This experiment has been criticized everywhere. And in China, the genetic modification of man was even banned by the authorities.

Sam Richards

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