Nothing new on AIDS

 
Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

-- (Credit: Rustam Vania)With no major breakthroughs in the fight against aids, the just-concluded 10th Annual International Conference on the disease, held at Yokohama, Japan, turned out to be a routine affair. The only new approach was using the tools of genetic engineering to alter the immune systems of newborns to enable them to fight the infection. The disappointed organisers of the conference, hoping that longer intervals may result in brighter ideas, have now decided to hold the meeting every alternate year.

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