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Chinese Scientists Try to Cure One Man’s HIV With Crispr

Chinese language Scientists Attempt to Treatment One Man’s HIV With Crispr

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  1. Alternate title: China tired of marvel dominance, creates actual human mutants to compete

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.wired.com/story/chinese-scientists-try-to-cure-one-mans-hiv-with-crispr/) reduced by 78%. (I’m a bot)
    > The Chinese research team that conducted the latest study had previously transplanted Crispr-edited CCR5 mutant human cells into mice, making them resistant to HIV infection.

    > In the specific kind of T cells that HIV uses to infiltrate the immune system, the broken version of CCR5 was present in only about 2 percent of them.

    > Another clinical trial, run by the City of Hope in Los Angeles, is investigating using zinc-finger nucleases to edit the hematopoietic stem cells of HIV-positive people, with a less aggressive bone-marrow-clearing-out step, what you might call "Chemo-lite." So far six patients have been treated, and again, after 500 days only about 2 to 4 percent of cells carried the mutation, according to data presented at an HIV/AIDS conference last month in Seattle.

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