Survival Gene May Be Key to Controlling HIV and Hepatitis, University of Toronto Study

Published: Nov 27, 2012

A newly discovered gene that is essential for embryo survival could also hold the key to treating and potentially controlling chronic infections such as HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis. The gene, called Arih2, is fundamental to the function of the immune system -- making critical decisions about whether to switch on the immune response to an infection.

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