Smallest-reported artificial virus could help advance gene therapy

Posted by on September 21, 2016 1:54 pm
Categories: health

Gene therapy is a kind of experimental treatment that is designed to fix faulty genetic material and help a patient fight off or recover from a disease. Now scientists have engineered the smallest-reported virus-like shell that can self-assemble. It could someday carry potentially therapeutic DNA or RNA and transfer it to human cells.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *