Can you understand the logic: lacking necessary protective genes makes them superior?

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Can you understand the logic: lacking necessary protective genes makes them super-controllers?

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Further analysis confirmed that the 14 adults were not "super-controllers" – the 1 per cent of the population that are naturally resistant to HIV – since they lack the necessary protective genes. Also, natural controllers rapidly suppress their infections, whereas these 14 mostly had severe symptoms which led to their early treatment. "Paradoxically, doing badly helped them do better later," says Sáez-Cirión.

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More HIV 'cured': first a baby, now 14 adults - health - 14 March 2013 - New Scientist
 

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It's the 14 adults who were not super-controllers who lack the necessary protective genes.
 
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