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Differences in Immune Cell "Brakes" May Explain Chimp-Human Split on AIDS

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Science  05 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5774, pp. 672-673
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5774.672b

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A new study that compares the immune responses of chimps and humans offers yet more compelling evidence that subtle differences in gene activity can result in big distinctions between the two species. (Read more.)