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The hidden cost of genetic resistance to HIV-1

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Assessment of more than 400,000 people over the age of 40 demonstrates that homozygosity for a CCR5 variant that prevents HIV-1 infection comes at the cost of increased rates of mortality.

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Fig. 1: There is an increased mortality rate among people homozygous for CCR5-Δ32.

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Luban, J. The hidden cost of genetic resistance to HIV-1. Nat Med 25, 878–879 (2019).

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