Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 21st, 2002
Using a modified virus as a Trojan horse, a team led by Purdue University's David Sanders has found a promising system to deliver genes to diseased liver and brain cells. By placing helpful genetic material within the outer protein shell of Ross River virus (RRV), Sanders' team was able to alter the mice's liver cells without producing the harmful side effects that have accompanied the use of other retroviruses.
"This represents a major advance in that we have...
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