NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $20.5 million to the Massachusetts General Hospital and partnering institutions to study the genomes and immune systems of people whose bodies naturally control HIV without drugs.
The five-year grant will expand an ongoing international effort to study the genes of these so-called HIV controllers, who are HIV-positive but have remained healthy for as long as 25 years without medication.

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