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AIDS Virus Jumped From Chimps
Genetic studies confirm that the roots of the AIDS virus can be traced to viruses infecting chimpanzees living in west-central Africa.
Gao, F. . . . B.H. Hahn. 1999. Origin of HIV-1 in the chimpanzee Pan troglodytes troglodytes. Nature 397(Feb. 4):436.
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Beatrice H. Hahn
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Departments of Medicine and Microbiology
701 South 19th Street
Birmingham, AL 35294
Douglas D. Richman
University of California, San Diego
School of Medicine, 0679
VA Medical Center
Virology and Infectious Diseases
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0679
From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 6, February 6, 1999, p. 84. Copyright © 1999, Science Service.