Do genes play a role in AIDS?

Chatterjee, Pratap
August 1991
New Scientist;8/24/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1783, p19
Examines the role of genes in AIDS. Californiresearchers' claim that several people may carry genes that slow the course of AIDS; Presence of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes on HIV-positive men who remain healthy; Functions of HLA genes in the immune system; Classification of HLA genes; Links between HLA alleles and the severity of AIDS; Study methods used by Mary-Claire King, Leslie Louie and Beth Newman at the University of California, Berkeley.


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