New drug that "hunts" for specific virus in cells and then destroys these cells.

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This only works against RNA viruses. DNA virus genes might be more difficult to silence. 2 years is what they need for SARS-CoV-2. But it will depend on the incentive if they redevelop it for other viruses. Many viruses integrate their genome into the cell genome. Even SARS-CoV-2 integrates itself into the DNA even though it is an RNA virus. Reversing existing mutations is more difficult. It might become an antiviral for acute infections, but latent infections are a different nut to crack.
 

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Thought this was interesting because they say it can be "tuned" to hunt for any specific virus, not just covid.

Also they say it will be on the market in 2 years if everything goes to plan.


This is their paper on it I think...
I saw on tv as well. I thought, can i have one for all the herpes viruses please😁