Team Designs Customized "Wimpy" Polioviruses -- A New Path to Vaccines?

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 13:35 in Biology & Nature

A team of molecular biologists and computer scientists at Stony Brook University has designed and synthesized a new class of weakened polioviruses. They used their synthesizing method with computer software to systematically re-code the poliovirus genome. In doing so, the team is the first to demonstrate that a synthetic weakened virus can immunize an animal.

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