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Studying Single Cells To Defeat Viruses

Video   Sep 02, 2020 | Taken from the American Chemical Society on YouTube

 

Many viruses, including HIV and influenza A, mutate so quickly that identifying effective vaccines or treatments is like trying to hit a moving target. A better understanding of viral propagation and evolution in single cells could help. Today, scientists report a new technique that can not only identify and quantify viral RNA in living cells, but also detect minor changes in RNA sequences that might give viruses an edge or make some people “superspreaders.”

 
 
 
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