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From: Robert Davenport <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] HIV Immunity from DNA
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 09:28:16 -0700
This is amazing! A test for HIV immunity, and nobody is interested!
I would think this would be a great test for FamilyTreeDNA, especially
since they have a large Askenazi database who would probably like to know.
It would certainly improve my sex life!
And bring in a lot of new clients. I'm sure my brother and sister would
get tested, if this were one of the things that they could determine. In
fact, a lot of people would get tested.
It would also save the military a lot of money, cheaper to test for this
once, than to test a soldier every six months for 20 years. That's 40
tests for HIV.
Can they test from our original sample for this, or does it have to be new
At 09:21 AM 6/18/2005, Roberta J. Estes wrote:
>This is the CCR5 delta 32. We discussed testing for it a couple years
>ago, but couldn't get enough people to divide the setup fees in order to
>make it affordable. Search the archives for CCR5 Delta 32.
>From: Robert Davenport [mailto:]
>Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 11:29 AM
>Subject: [DNA] HIV Immunity from DNA
>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
>(and an estimated 10 per cent of Ashkenazi Jews) immune to HIV
>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
>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
> >online news:
> >"New science of race promises medical breakthroughs"
> >Carolyn Abraham visits a scary new genetic frontier
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