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From: Robert Davenport <>
Subject: HIV Immunity from DNA
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 08:29:08 -0700
This was really amazing. Does anyone know how to test for HIV
"One stunning example is a gene variant that makes 1 per cent of Caucasians
(and an estimated 10 per cent of Ashkenazi Jews) immune to HIV infection.
It blocks receptors on the surface of cells where the AIDS virus would
otherwise enter. Scientists suspect the trait was passed down from
Europeans who survived medieval smallpox plagues thanks to the same mutation. "
At 07:17 AM 6/18/2005, you wrote:
>Glen Todd () thought you would be interested in the
>following article from globeandmail.com, Canada's leading source for
>"New science of race promises medical breakthroughs"
>Carolyn Abraham visits a scary new genetic frontier