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Recently there was big news about the mutation CCR5 delta 32, that prevents HIV from infecting white blood cells, that was a deletion type of a mutation.

Do we know of an insertion type of mutation that have similar affect? i.e prevents being infected by specific/some virus(s)

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  • $\begingroup$ Not an insertion but a gain-of-function mutation which causes virus resistance: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16306606 Are you looking for human examples or mutations in any organism? $\endgroup$ – Ashafix Mar 23 at 21:55
  • $\begingroup$ I am happy with any organism $\endgroup$ – Mocas Mar 24 at 22:35

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