Bioengineering modular viruses to fight disease

Imagine fitting viruses together like Lego pieces and using them as a vehicle to deliver gene therapy.

Scientists at Rice University are developing a set of rules on how to do just that.

The team used computational and bioengineering methods to combine pieces of very different adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) to create new, benign viruses that can deliver DNA payloads to specific cells.

Read the full, original story here: ‘Lego’ viruses stick together to fight disease

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