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Nobel prizewinner plans to launch genetic engineering project to fight AIDS

Nobel Prize Winner Dr David Baltimore wants to establish a new institution to use genetic engineering in the war against AIDS, delegates heard at the conference on the Social, Ethical, Legal, Educational, Bio-Medical and Bio-Technological Implications of the Human Genome Project, hosted by the African Genome Initiative, at Spier, near Stellenbosch this month. He has called for the relaxation of requirements that vaccination procedures stimulate naturally available immunity and that scientists commit themselves to genetically designing an "immunity protein".

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