MOSCOW, November 29. /TASS/. The Russian Ministry of Health supports research to develop a Russian vaccine to combat HIV infection, based on genetic modification, Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova told a briefing on Thursday.

“New research is underway based on… the so-called CRISPR-Cas, when T-cells received from HIV-positive persons are modified …to make them insensitive to HIV,” the minister explained.

She said the research advances rather quickly, as it resembles a lot the methods of CAR-T technologies used to research cancers. An agency subordinated to the Healthcare ministry has developed a vaccine prototype. “We support this research,” the minister stressed.

In other media

Read the original article in full at TASS

Article Sourced via TASS

mm

Russian News Agency, founded in 1902. TASS is the leading Russian state information agency, a legend of national news journalism. With us news becomes stories and events become history.
Follow Me:

Related Posts