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  • adj. Not originating in, or caused by a virus


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  • April 19 - 12% of tech support calls to Dell concern nonviral threats - spyware and adware and other malware that slow down a machine and can violate privacy.

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  • Venter picked M. genitalium, a bacterium with one of the smallest nonviral genomes on the planet — just 582,970 base pairs.

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  • They've developed a nonviral vector that successfully delivered its DNA load to specifically targeted cells within living animals.

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  • There are other, nonviral causes of hepatitis too.


  • Collins PL (1996) RNA replication by a respiratory syncytial virus RNA analog does not obey the rule of six and retains a nonviral trinucleotide extension at the leader end.

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  • His nonviral method uses a jumping gene, called a transposon, to insert therapeutic genes into target cells.

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  • A new DNA vehicle for nonviral gene delivery: supercoiled minicircle.

  • Ortiz-Urda S, Thyagarajan B, Keene DR, Lin Q, Fang M, et al. (2002) Stable nonviral genetic correction of inherited human skin disease.

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  • Ortiz-Urda S, Thyagarajan B, Keene DR, Lin Q, Calos MP, et al. (2003) phiC31 integrase-mediated nonviral genetic correction of junctional epidermolysis bullosa.

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  • The investigators showed that nonviral transfection of a single multiprotein expression vector, which comprises the coding sequences of c-Myc, Klf4, Oct4, and Sox2 linked with 2A peptides, can reprogram both mouse and human fibroblasts.

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