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position of HIV DNA in genome

Harry Banner harry at c1.com.au
Wed Jan 13 00:46:39 EST 1999

I would appreciate a response to the following:

(a) does the retrovirus insert itself at a specific location within the
genome or is it randomly recombined?

(b) as the DNA sequence of the virus is known why is it that we cannot
synthesize an enzyme that will "look" for that particular sequence and then
excise it from the genome?

Thanking you in advance.

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