CCR5 delta 32
Artist: Emei Ma
Two large banners painted with the sequences of CCR5 and CCR5 Delta 32.
The human genome has billions of nucleotides strung together in a particular sequence. When a mutation occurs in the sequence, even a very small one, it can profoundly affect an entire population. In the case of the CCR5 gene, 32 missing nucleotides results in HIV resistance and a potential cure for AIDS.