Would it be possible?

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Would it be possible?

Post by TylerW » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:01 pm

To change the genome of every single cell in an already grown organism using a retrovirus , suppressing the immune system until all the b cells could be modified as well?

Another side note ... I'm only a high school student going in to grade 12, and my area of interest is in microbiology and genetics, but I feel I'm not nearly educated enough ( have a complex enough understanding of how all the different systems work together) to be prepared for university, in these fields. So my question is how you guys and gals felt when you were my age and how much you knew about your fields of interest , like whether you were learning most of what you knew from high school or spending a substantial amount of time learning on your own. Im just super nervous that I wont know enough :P

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Post by JackBean » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:53 am

I think you never get 100% transformation, simply because there so many cells...

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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Post by Darby » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:02 pm

Retroviruses don't reliably insert into the host genome.

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