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Be Gone

Retroviruses like HIV-1 can integrate themselves into the host genome, taking up residence there, and can be reactivated to cause infection even after treatment. By cutting the virus out of the host genome, researchers from Temple University and elsewhere hope to find a way to prevent such reactivations.

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