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canopuss
2010-Jun-24, 04:59 AM
According to this article DNA Virus can be created and there are benefits.
http://www.exploredna.co.uk/dna-viruses.html

Is it possible to create RNA Viruses and are there any benefits ?

Jens
2010-Jun-24, 05:24 AM
According to this article DNA Virus can be created and there are benefits.
http://www.exploredna.co.uk/dna-viruses.html

Is it possible to create RNA Viruses and are there any benefits ?

Here's a page (http://otd.harvard.edu/technologies/tech.php?case=2568)from Harvard University. I've heard of the possibility of RNA viruses being used to deliver drugs. There may be other potential uses but I'm not aware of them.

ShinAce
2010-Jun-24, 06:00 PM
I heard from word of mouth that a potential treatment for certain types of tumors would essentially consist of a virus. I expect an RNA virus as I'm told the point is to inject the stop gene(apoptosis) into the tumor to have it kill itself.