From: Duane Hewitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>In the era of molecular biology, viruses are being adapted for our
>own purposes. They have served as powerful tools for gene
>manipulation and now they are showing promise for use in
>Viruses, in their mission to hijack cells for their own
>replication, happen to target many of the same genes that are
>mutated when a cell becomes cancerous.
>Therefore viruses are amenable to reengineering as cancer killing
>machines. There are currently several viruses being developed into
>microscopic smart bombs.
>For more information on this topic visit
Thanks for the pointer.
I was just reading the other day that there is an even newer technique, by creating direct strands of target RNA!
I believe in may have been in last weeks Science-Week.
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