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If bacteria gave us a tool for bio engineering, have viruses given us a delivery mechanism?

by jmh1 min read20th May 20203 comments


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If so what is the name for that technology and what would be the right search terms to find the literature?

From bacteria we got CRISPR.

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Yes they have! Adeno-associated viruses (AAV) have been used to deliver gene therapies, with one prominent example being Zolgensma, a treatment for a rare genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy.