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Chemokine Gene Number Tied to HIV Susceptibility, But With a Twist

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Science  07 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5706, pp. 23-24
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5706.23

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According to work described in the 6 January Science Express (, the human genome is stockpiling extra copies of immune genes that influence a person's HIV susceptibility as well as the course of disease in infected people.