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2009-02-17 11:55:21

U.S. scientists have turned a relatively benign virus into an infectious form that, in its first gene therapy test, cured cystic fibrosis tissue in culture. Researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Iowa said their achievement with the benign adeno-associated virus overcomes a major problem of earlier virus-based gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, setting the stage for tests in advanced animal models of the disease. I think it is worthwhile thinking about...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.