There isn't any cure just yet for AIDS, but its already made great progress. One in particular, in monkeys, who are responding terrifically to a new AIDS vaccine that consists of genetically altered form of cytomegalovirus (CMW), which prevent infection in 13 of the 24 rhesus macaques exposed to a simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the monkey form of HIV.
While monkey HIV isn't HIV, its still good news because of our genetically similar cousins according to the authors of the study that published in Nature. They say, it could "significantly contribute" to a human vaccine.
"CMV is not totally benign, it does cause a number of diseases. If you're giving people something you're not going to be able to get rid of should it cause problems, then that's quite a difficult risk to manage," explains one researcher. "I'm scratching my head how to take this approach into humans."
Its good news altogether, taking one step closer to finding a cure to the deadly disease. [Nature via BBC]
That's right! Scientists in the U.K. have received the green light from the office of the fertility regulator to modify human embryos using existing tools and methods. This is the first time in the world that a country has given the o.k. for human genetic alteration of embryos. Read more
Consumer electronics manufacturer Cerevo showed off their ultra-detailed replica of the Dominator - the gun used in the hit anime Psycho Pass. But that's not all they did. They also made it move! It's incredible. Check it out: Read more