10/30/2017

How monkey genes deal with immune deficiency virus

Researchers at OeAW’s Gregor Mendel Institute sequenced the genomes of 163 monkeys in the largest study to date of mammalian genetic diversity outside of humans. In their study, now published in “Nature Genetics” , they found genes that may have helped Vervet monkeys to adapt to infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, a close relative of HIV.