Host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" Show

Shelly Palmer

Subscribe to Shelly Palmer: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get Shelly Palmer via: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn

Blog Feed Post

Scientists Have Managed to Edit HIV Out of a Human Genome

Human Cell

As a retrovirus, HIV literally writes itself into the genome of the people it infects, which in turn programs a person’s cells to make more viruses and thus remain infected. But a new human genome-editing technique has eradicated the virus from a human cell for the first time, in what could eventually function as an entirely new HIV treatment. So far, true cures and vaccines for HIV have remained elusive (except for a few rare cases involving bone marrow transplants, as has just happened in two patients), in no small part because the HIV virus infects a cell with its RNA, which causes infected cells to implement it into the person’s own genetic code. That’s where a new technique, developed by Kamel Khalili and Wenhui Hu of Temple University, comes in.

Read the full story at Motherboard.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.