Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy: Methods and Protocols consists of 30 ch- ters detailing the use of herpes viruses, adenoviruses, adeno-associated viruses, simple and complex retroviruses, including lentiviruses, and other virus systems for vector development and gene transfer. Chapter cont- butions provide perspective in the use of viral vectors for applications in the brain and in the central nervous system. Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy: Methods and Protocols contains step-by-step methods…
Future Medical Cures Now: ••CRISPR/TALENS•• stock tips from Agora Financial's Technology Profits Confidential by Ray Balnco 2016-10-21 • "Don’t Let Hollywood Fool You: Why We’re Avoiding This Technology" • USA tech: CRISPR = clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats: viral vector can be used to add a new gene to DNA strand by removing/replacing bad genes • French competition: TALENS (transcription activator-like effector nucleases): clinically advanced + much stronger patent
New research suggests that altering genes in sperm and then inducing fertilization, produces new genes that are present and active in the embryos and inherited to at least the third generation. By introducing new genetic material via a viral vector into the sperm of mice leads to the presence and activity of those genes in the resulting embryos. This discovery—if successful in humans—could lead to a new frontier in genetic medicine.
Viruses in Bio Technology - This 10 slide Senior Biology PowerPoint Lesson package describes Viruses, Viral Vectors, Retroviruses and Gene Therapy. It is geared towards a senior level biology and/or an AP biology classroom. The PowerPoint contains many diagrams, explanations and videos. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the Power Point), 4 embedded videos and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.