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Jeremy Luban, MD, and Scot Wolfe, PhD, have received a grant from amfAR to explore using a powerful gene editing tool, CRISPR/Cpf1, to eradicate the HIV genome in its host. The researchers are hoping that Cpf1’s unique capacity to employ multiple RNA “guides” will outmaneuver the retrovirus.Read more