From a tissue sample that’s been sitting in a drawer in Kinshasa since 1966, scientists have pieced together a near-complete genome of HIV, from almost two decades before the virus was first identified.
In 1966, a doctor collected a sample of a man's lymph node and stored it away. In it was preserved one of the earliest examples of the HIV genome that anyone has been able to locate, reports
In 1966, a doctor collected a sample of a man's lymph node and stored it away. In it was preserved one of the earliest examples of the HIV genome that anyone has been able to locate, reports
In 1966, a doctor collected a sample of a man's lymph node and stored it away. In it was preserved one of the earliest examples of the HIV genome that anyone has been able to locate, reports
"HIV was formally discovered 17 years later."
“Why are we interested in fossils? They tell a story. This HIV ‘fossil’ is an important piece in the evolutionary puzzle," said Bea Hahn () in by on how a 1966 tissue sample in a DRC hospital held traces of early #HIV.
An HIV Genome From Two Decades Before Its Discovery
In 1966, a doctor collected a sample of a man's lymph node and stored it away. In it was preserved one of the earliest examples of the HIV genome that anyone has been able to locate, reports
Wow: An HIV Genome From Two Decades Before Its Discovery - The Atlantic. Incredible science story on #HIV from ⁦⁩ with a nod to (unknown but essential) Congolese pathologists.
A Tissue Sample From 1966 Held Traces of Early HIV via
"The place, most likely: southern Cameroon. The estimated time: the 1920s. There and then, a chimpanzee virus hopped into some unlucky person, before making its way to the city now known as Kinshasa."
A Tissue Sample From 1966 Held Traces of Early #HIV v #genome #DRC #history
A tissue sample from 1966 held traces of early HIV. 😮 #HIV #History #HIVgenome #HIVdiscovery #AIDS
Disease fossils and detective work like this helps us understand the emergence and spread of HIV and other infectious diseases. writes about a 1966 HIV isolate from DRC.
#HIV The place, most likely: southern Cameroon. The estimated time: the 1920s.