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New gene therapy approach eliminates at least 90% latent herpes simplex virus 1 – EurekAlert

Infectious disease researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have used a gene editing approach to remove latent herpes simplex virus 1, or HSV-1, also known as oral herpes. In animal models, the findings show at least a 90 percent decrease in the …

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IMAGE: A computer-generated image of a meganuclease (center), an antibody (left) and the gene-editing enzyme CRISPR-Cas9 (right). The light-colored ladder-like structures in the meganuclease and Cas9 images are the double helices…
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Credit: Abigail Lambert / Stoddard Lab at Fred Hutch
Infectious disease researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have used a gene editing approach to remove latent herpes simplex virus 1, or HSV-1, also known as oral herpes. In animal mode…

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