1405958676_412640_1405958968_noticia_normalTemple University (Philadelphia, United States) has managed to eradicate any trace of HIV from a culture of infected cells seems great news to us. This research work has been published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

What the scientists have done is precision work: first they used a kind of marker that located the HIV genes, and then biological scissors (an enzyme) that cut those fragments of DNA from the infected cells. Subsequently, it is the genome repair system itself that is in charge of recovering the genes as they were before the infection. This discovery cannot yet be used in people, but it is a breakthrough in the concept of eradicating this disease.