Scientists genetically engineered world’s first Zika virus infectious cDNA clone

Posted by on May 16, 2016 4:53 pm
Categories: health

A multidisciplinary team is the first in the world to genetically engineer a clone of the Zika virus strain, a development that could expedite many aspects of Zika research, including vaccine and therapeutics development. Cloning the virus unlocks scientists’ ability to more quickly develop countermeasures and explore whether or how the Zika virus has evolved to spread more quickly and cause more severe diseases in people.

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