Is it possible to make any organism fully resistant to viral infections?
According to new research using E. coli from the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics, the answer seems to be yes…eventually!
Today, we’re joined by one of the lead researchers in this study, Akos Nyerges. Among many fascinating developments in the fields of genetic engineering and synthetic biology, he discusses the ability to modify existing organisms to achieve desired changes, the use of new DNA building blocks to create synthetic organisms, the most challenging regions of DNA to engineer, and what to expect in the near future.
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Tune in for the full conversation, visit Home | Church Lab (harvard.edu) to learn more about Harvard’s Department of Genetics, and feel free to contact Nyerges via email: Akos_Nyerges@hms.harvard.edu.
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