Researchers hope to use CRISPR gene-editing to prevent HIV entering a T cell (pictured, scanning electron micrograph)or to disable the virus once it has infected the cell.
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HIV can defeat efforts to cripple it with CRISPR gene-editing technology, researchers say. And the very act of editing—involving snipping at the virus’s genome—may introduce mutations that help it to resist attack.
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