Herpes' Achilles Heel: Harvard Medical School
[TNSmedicalresearch-eLife journal] -- Harvard Medical School issued the following news:
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- In a first, scientists use gene editing to disrupt both latent and active herpes virus in human cells
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The herpes simplex virus, commonly known as the cold sore virus, is a devious microbe.
It enters the body through regions lined with mucous membranes--mouth, nose and genitals--but quickly establishes lifelong viral hideouts inside nerve cells.After initial infectio...