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The virus, known as Active Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus, or PERV, is a type of retrovirus found in pig DNA.
Using a genome-editing tool named CRISPR, the researchers created PERV-free embryos, implanted them into surrogate female pigs, which gave birth to piglets without the retrovirus.
The retroviruses, which are passed on through hog generations, have never proven to transmit to humans—no human PERV disease cases have ever been reported, even in patients who have received pig tissue transplants.
Fears that pig organs would infect humans with bizarre retroviruses brought the research to a halt.
As STAT reports, out of 37 piglets, all were born without retroviruses.
Robert Gallo, the most brilliant of all the scientists trying to figure out a new retrovirus, comes across as an intellectual thief and petty egomaniac whose battle with Luc Montagnier for credit for discovering H.I.V. was a distracting sideshow.
HIV belongs to a group of retroviruses called the lentiviruses.
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First Known Use: 1975See Words from the same year
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