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Bound for Glory

Science  13 Sep 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6151, pp. 1168-1171
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6151.1168

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Summary

A key reason the HIV vaccine search has struggled for nearly 30 years is because so many variants of the virus exist that it easily dodges antibody attack. But recently, researchers have discovered highly potent antibodies that work against more than 100 HIV variants. Intensive efforts are now under way to design vaccines that can stimulate the immune system to produce high levels of these so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies.

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