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Virus-inspired delivery system transfers microscopic cargo between human cells
Scientists from the University of Utah and University of Washington have developed blueprints that instruct human cells to assemble a virus-like delivery system that can transport custom cargo from one cell to another. Adding on specific pieces of genetic code from viruses caused the nanocages to be packaged within cell membranes, and then exported from cells. In this case, the protective nanocages carried cargo that the scientists used like homing beacons to track the vessels' journeys.
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