Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Doctor, a Mutation and a Potential Cure for AIDS

It has been about 6 1/2 years since the "Jared Has Aides" South Park episode announced that AIDS was officially funny since it had been 22.3 years since the discovery of the fatal disease. Which makes it almost 29 years since it's discovery today. But today is a new day and there may finally be a cure for the AIDS causing HIV disease.

From The Wall Street Journal:
"The breakthrough appears to be that Dr. Gero Hütter, a soft-spoken hematologist who isn't an AIDS specialist, deliberately replaced the patients bone marrow cells with those from a donor who has a naturally occurring genetic mutation that renders his cells immune to almost all strains of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS."

All I can wonder is: I should have been a doctor. 30 year deadlines??? That's my kind of time line! How long would you last in your industry if it took you that long to accomplish something?

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