Sunday, April 15, 2018

Genetic Screening of Influenza Virus

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     This years flu season has been very dangerous and frightening for many people. Therefore, this issue has sparked further research into the daunting influenza virus. Researchers have created a genetic screening invention that will reveal how influenza virus infects the lungs. This all began at the University of Chicago. The invention uses gene editing tools to gather a library of modified cells, each cell is missing a different gene. This technique shows scientists the way the body responds to the impact of catching influenza. This discovery could give scientists the ability to create an antiviral drug which would efficiently heal the patient. As of now there are not many medications to get rid of the flu, so it is crucial to work on this development. Researchers working on this project have performed many experiments discovering the genes that were allowing cells become resistant to the influenza virus. 

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