Are you HIV Resistant? By: Ashley Arnett Advisor: Dr. Grimes Introduction Since the 1980’s many people have been infected with HIV. However, not everyone who is exposed to the virus gets sick. Scientists have carefully studied people who seem resistant to the HIV infection.
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By: Ashley Arnett
Advisor: Dr. Grimes
Why is the CCR5-delta32 mutation so frequent in Northern Europe?
It is possible that this gene provided resistance to previous epidemics.
If true, people with CCR5-delta32 mutation would have been more likely to survive and pass it down to their offspring.
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