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Howard Temin's discovery of reverse transcriptase and the provirus theory, changes in molecular biology after 1953, and the impact of Temin's work on the War on Cancer and early HIV research. Primary focus on 1950s–1980.
John M. Coffin, American Cancer Society Professor of Molecular Biology, Tufts University.
Research on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the causative agent of AIDS, has shown that complex interactions between virus and host-cell factors govern expression of HIV genes. Controversial data have been accumulating about these interactionsAt this meeting relevant parties met and an attempt was made to untangle the confusion of the names of the HIV genes. This came to fruition later in the year with the publication in Nature of a proposal for a standardized nomenclature.