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Day: May 3, 2017

Cure for HIV: HIV DNA Removed Successfully From Infected Cells

HIV can be stopped, suggests a new study published in the journal Molecular Therapy. The replication of the deadly virus can be shut down, and it can even be removed from the genetic material of infected cells by a simple gene editing strategy. HIV infection remains without a known cure. Once infected, a person is to

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Spiderman Powers: Spider Silk Genes Unveiled

Spiderman powers are now more of a possibility. A new study published in Nature Genetics reveals the genes that hold the secrets to the incredible properties of the spider silk. Spider silks—basically the substance Spiderman uses to travel and to trap his enemies—are a most wondrous thing, and scientists have tried to look deeper into

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