Reprogramming Viruses

Recently, I watched the Bourne Legacy. In the movie they discuss a method of reprogramming viruses in order to transport and ultimately alter cells so that the agents are no longer dependent on their strength and intelligent boosting medications. Now, this may seem the work of Sci-Fi imaginations, but check out this article from Geek

The HIV virus known for attacking the body has successfully treated a 7 year old from leukemia. Doctors are reluctant to proclaim cured, which is smart, because the leukemia could come back, but if she stays cancer free for 16 months she will be considered cured. 2 other patients were involved with the experimental procedure, but did not take to the treatment.
It’s a very exciting breakthrough. The idea of reprogramming DNA with viruses…
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s