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Better Vaccines Through DNA Immunization

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Arizona State University researchers have developed a gene-based technology to produce new antibodies in the fight against infections. In a study published in the journal Current Protocols in Protein Science, the study team describes a new strategy—a gene gun—for producing antibodies against membrane proteins that is much more effective than traditional methods. A DNA sequence is injected into a membrane protein so that the cell’s own machinery builds the intended protein within the organism, which is then recognized by the immune system. Read more at the Arizona State University website article.

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