Moths and magnets could save lives Rice Unive…

Moths and magnets could save lives

Rice University bioengineers use a magnetic field to activate nanoparticle-attached baculoviruses in a tissue. The viruses, which normally infect alfalfa looper moths, are modified to deliver gene-editing DNA code only to cells that are targeted with magnetic field-induced local transduction.

Credit: Laboratory of Biomolecular Engineering and Nanomedicine/Rice University