• Question: What kind of viruses would you use?

    Asked by Nickname to Gioia on 14 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by irishpants, emzilies, smularczyk, rosellen, abbynliz.
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      Gioia Cherubini answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      I am using adenovirus, the common cold virus. It’s a very good tool, because it’s not harmful, so we are not too worried about side effects, but we know a lot about it, so it’s easier to manipulate it to do what we want it to do! Adenovirus is also the most used virus in the research of oncolytic viruses (that is viruses that kill cancer cells)