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Cancer Genes Help HIV Persist, Complicating Cure Efforts

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Science  14 Mar 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6176, pp. 1188
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6176.1188

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Reservoirs of cells that harbor HIV DNA woven into human chromosomes have become the bane of researchers trying to cure infections. New research reveals that many of the infected cells in reservoirs are clones that have gained an evolutionary leg up by HIV weaving into cancer genes.