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Discovering Retroviruses: Beacons in the Biosphere Tell a Friend about this Course

Approximately eight percent of our DNA contains retroviral sequences that are millions of years old. Some present-day circulating retroviruses cause cancers or severe immunodeficiencies but also hold clues to innovative approaches that can prevent and treat these diseases. Based on her new book, Anna Marie Skalka explains our evolving knowledge of these ancient denizens of the biosphere, the mystery of their reproduction and how this understanding has significantly advanced research in genetic engineering, gene delivery systems, and precision medicine. Discover why retroviruses continue to shed light on future possibilities that are anything but 'retro.'

Dates:November 29, 2018    Check for other dates
Meets:2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location:Creutzburg Center 102
Instructor:Anna Marie Skalka
$35.00Course Fee

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Notes:This is part of MLSN's Authors in the Afternoons series. Snacks and beverages are included.

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