Perhaps both these scenarios apply (see The origin of bubonic plague on p. We look forward to God’s promised Restoration, when there will be no more mutation, disease or suffering.
‘A new generation of sophisticated therapies designed to HIV-proof the immune system promises to enter the clinic soon.
It may be that infectious agents like HIV only became pathogenic after degeneration from their original ‘very good’ created state.
Or it may be that humans did not live in the same environment as such pathogens and so were just not exposed to them.
The CCR5-delta32 mutation is strongly associated with a chronic and potentially life-threatening liver disease: Manna from heaven?
Haplotype analysis of 192 Caucasian chromosomes revealed strong linkage disequilibrium between CCR5 and two microsatellite loci.All this is highly consistent with the biblical account of a very good creation However, it clashes irreconcilably with the evolutionary view that the accumulation of mutations over time brings about upward evolution (increasing functional complexity).In God’s original creation, before the Fall and the Curse, the CCR5 receptor would not have constituted an entryway for pathogens.By use of coalescence theory to interpret modern haplotype genealogy, we estimate the origin of the CCR5-Delta32-containing ancestral haplotype to be approximately 700 years ago, with an estimated range of 275-1,875 years.The geographic cline of CCR5-Delta32 frequencies and its recent emergence are consistent with a historic strong selective event (e.g.For example, [Carl] June, working with Sangamo Bio-Sciences in Richmond, California, later this year plans to start trials in 12 HIV-infected people of a gene therapy designed to endow immune cells with a genetic mutation that protects them from HIV.To infect immune cells, HIV must first bind to chemokine receptors.The cookies contain no personally identifiable information and have no effect once you leave the Medscape site.The CCR5-Delta32 deletion obliterates the CCR5 chemokine and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 coreceptor on lymphoid cells, leading to strong resistance against HIV-1 infection and AIDS. The service is similar in scope to End Note or Ref Works or any other reference manager like Bib Te X, but it is a social bookmarking service for scientists and humanities researchers. Cite ULike organises scholarly (or academic) papers or literature and provides bibliographic (which means it makes bibliographies) for universities and higher education establishments. People studying for Ph Ds or in postdoctoral (postdoc) positions.