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CDRI hosts memorial lecture on functional gene delivery

LUCKNOW: The 14th Dr B Mukherji Memorial Lecture was held at Central Drug Research Institute on Friday. On this occasion, Prof Santanu Bhattacharya, director of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, delivered the memorial lecture on “Functional Gene Delivery: Challenges and Promises”.

In his lecture, he said, traditionally, DNA delivery systems are broadly based on either viral or non-viral vectors. Viral vectors are more efficient in delivering the gene as well as in inducing gene expression as a result of their highly evolved and specialized components. However, their use in clinic is limited due to inherent drawbacks, such as adverse immunogenic reactions, restricted targeting of specific cell types, size limitation on DNA, and potential for mutagenesis…

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/CDRI-hosts-memorial-lecture-on-functional-gene-delivery/articleshow/49950206.cms

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Written by csirindia

November 29, 2015 at 4:59 pm

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