Microsoft Aims to Apply Spam Study to HIV

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Researchers at Microsoft are studying similarities between HIV and e-mail spam. The two are similar in one important respect: Both mutate as they spread.

Scientists hope they can apply studies of how spam can be stopped to developing an AIDS vaccine.

Microsoft researcher David Heckerman speaks with James Hattori.



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