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New insights into the evolution of HIV

mage of graphs of bad treatments vs good treatments of HIV infected patients
Alison Feder
Mar 7 2016

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Research, Faculty, Staff

Alison Feder, a graduate student in Professor Dmitri Petrov's lab,  is the lead author of a new study that could lead to improved testing of new drugs.  Using two decades of HIV data, Stanford scientists found that effective treatment caused the virus to evolve differently than less effective treatments, allowing scientists to determine the effectiveness of a drug from how it fails instead of how often it fails.  This study was recently published in the online journal eLife.