Nothing new on AIDS

Published: Thursday 15 September 1994

-- (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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