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Unformatted text preview: epidemic in Europe centuries ago, allowing for the descendants of the survivors to possess the mutated gene. Furthermore, out of the 1,850 people tested in a recent study, 600 were immune to the HIV virus. With this new information on the genetic mutation of genes like CKR5, scientists can become closer to finding a cure for the AIDS virus. In the article, there was reference to the evolutionary and genetic inheritance of the CKR5 gene which was something we had discussed in lecture when we were talking about heritance. Furthermore, there was mention of how the HIV virus infects cells and the how it had to enter the semi permeable cell membrane in order to infect the host cell. In addition, the article also talked about genetic mutations and the synthesis of proteins from genes....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course BILD 10 taught by Professor Banks during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.
- Fall '08