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Wistar Scientists Find Striking Similarities Between Bacterial Virus And Human Adenovirus

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September 22, 1999
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Scientists in the Wistar Institute laboratory of Roger M. Burnett, PhD., working in collaboration with scientists from the Department of Biosciences and Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have determined that the bacterial virus, PRD1, is strikingly similar, both biologically and architecturally, to adenovirus, a human virus commonly used as a transport system in gene therapy.

Philadelphia -- Scientists in the Wistar Institute laboratory of Roger M. Burnett, PhD., working in collaboration with scientists from the Department of Biosciences and Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have determined that the bacterial virus, PRD1, is strikingly similar, both biologically and architecturally, to adenovirus, a human virus commonly used as a transport system in gene therapy.


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