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Could Gene Editing Cure Herpes One Day?

Herpes is shockingly common. Recent estimates suggest at least half of all Americans have HSV-1, or oral herpes, which usually manifests as cold sores on or around one’s mouth, but can spread to someone else’s genitals through oral sex or to other parts of the body. Up to a fifth of all Americans have HSV-2, […]

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It's 2018. Why Is There No Cure for Herpes?

In general, talking about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is kind of a mood-killer. But the word “herpes” in particular invokes a special kind of fear and paranoia. Even though genital herpes is fairly common (roughly one in six Americans has it, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention [CDC]), it’s highly stigmatized, in […]

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New way to attack herpes virus discovered by scientists

A team of scientists have uncovered the mechanism that allows the herpes virus to replicate. Their study could open new therapeutic avenues to treat not only cytomegalovirus but other viruses as well. Human cytomegalovirus is a leading cause of birth defects and transplant failures. As it’s evolved over time, this virus from the herpes family […]