Laboratory manipulation of the AIDS-causing virus reveals evolutionary ‘dead-ends’
June 1, 2017
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Fred Hutch researchers have created a library containing millions of mutant HIV viruses. Some of these mutants are very good at infecting human cells, no different from their “natural” viral ancestor. Some of them are worse. Together, they can teach researchers something important about HIV in humans.
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Researchers describe a way to induce long-sought broadly neutralizing antibodies
Dec. 11, 2014
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
A new study, published today in the journal Science, suggests why previous HIV vaccine formulations haven’t been able to elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies, which defend against a wide spectrum of HIV strains.