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Sangamo's SB-728 HIV Gene Therapy Approach Still Looks Sexy, But Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Earlier this year, biopharmaceutical firm Sangamo BioSciences, Inc., made waves (and had many people prematurely uttering the word "cure") when it offered data on a form of gene therapy that attempts to rewire an HIV-infected person's CD4+ cells so they no longer have a properly working CCR5 receptor. Those earlier data pretty much said, "There's a chance this thing might actually work." Further results presented here at ICAAC 2011 say, "Seriously, there's still a chance this thing might actually work."

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The 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2011) is expected to draw approximately 11,000 attendees (most of them clinicians and researchers) from throughout the world to present and discuss the latest developments in infectious disease etiology, epidemiology and clinical management. Although it is not an HIV-specific conference, studies on HIV and related complications/coinfections often make up a significant proportion of presented research.'s coverage of ICAAC 2011 will include summaries of individual studies and presentations, as well as discussions featuring study authors and leading HIV clinicians/researchers.

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