HIV vaccine that transforms cell DNA brings fresh hope
Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in California have altered the DNA of monkeys to give their cells HIV-fighting properties. This technique uses gene therapy to introduce a new section of DNA inside healthy muscle cells. That strip of DNA contains the instructions for manufacturing the tools to neutralise HIV, which are then constantly pumped out into the bloodstream. Experiments, showed the monkeys were protected from all types of HIV for at least 34 weeks.