Researchers identify siRNA that might fight herpes

A molecule that could potentially be used to fight herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) has been discovered by Curtin University scientists.

The research focused on developing small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules that could silence key targets in the genetic make-up of HSV-1. Using information from previous genetic studies, researchers used computer software to identify targets for the ICP22 (US1) gene that is found in seven different strains of HSV-1.

Read the full article here: Herpes research turns up genetic combatant

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