Genetic engineers are turning nasty, infectious microbes into smart treatments for a deadly disease
By Joshua Tomkins
Posted 04.20.2005 at 5:35 pm 0 Comments
In February, researchers at UCLA announced a clash of the titans, biochemically speaking: They turned one of the great scourges of humankind—HIV—into a hunter of another: cancer. In tests on mice afflicted with metastatic melanoma, a modified strain of HIV invaded cancer cells without infecting the rodents with AIDS.
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