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Can Viral Resistance Be Engineered in Humans?

Can Viral Resistance Be Engineered in Humans?

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By Jamila Ahmed on Jul 27, 2020

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Synthetic Genome Recoding

by Darko Savic on Aug 04, 2020

Darko Savic 2 months ago

I wonder how long it would take for the first virus to appear for the recoded organism...

Subash Chapagain 17 days ago

I think laboratory versions are already there. CpG recoding is indeed a brilliant approach. If all hell doesn't break lose for me, this is going to be my PhD research topic, possibly starting in 2021. ...

Jamila Ahmed 2 months ago

This is great!!...

CRISPPR/Cas9 editing of host cells for viral resistance

by Subash Chapagain on Sep 14, 2020

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