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MS sufferers to be helped by genetically engineered retrovirus vaccine

By Thespian     Aug 15, 2007 in Health
A research team led by Montreal neuroimmunologist Dr. Amit Bar-Or tested the effectiveness of a vaccine, called BHT-3009, that incorporates the DNA sequence of myelin basic protein into cells, which then start to make the protein.
According to this story via a study in Archives of Neurology, there is a possible treatment for MS. Check out the original story for more details.
What makes this vaccine so revolutionary is that it is a practical application of gene splicing to the medical field. The treatment "incorporates the DNA sequence of myelin basic protein into cells, which then start to make the protein."
This technique could be a major advancement for treatment of many genetic disorders, as well as this specific discovery being beneficial for MS patients.
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