A research team in China has attempted to modify human embryos so that they harbor inactivated CCR5 genes and are resistant to HIV infection, Nature News reports. CCR5 encodes a protein that HIV relies on to enter and infect T cells, and people with naturally occurring CCR5Δ32 mutations are resistant to the virus.

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