A California nonprofit is crowdfunding its tech-enabled HIV vaccine project
Friday, December 6, 2013
As the world commemorated World AIDS Day this week, two very different projects outlined their plans to combat the virus.
While one of the projects is a fairly typical, government-backed research push, the other is more unusual. A nonprofit is trying to use a machine-learning algorithm approach similar to that seen in spam filters to develop an HIV vaccine, and is crowdsourcing funding of the initiative. The Project Immunity team thinks they can succeed where the likes of Merck and the National Institutes of Health have so far failed by honing in on why 1% of those infected with HIV never show AIDS symptoms.
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