In this article, I was surprised
to read that chimeras harboring a mutation are not medically useful. Consider the value
of cytokine-receptor mutations in humans, with respect to HIV. It’s likely that introducing some
genetic mutations can inhibit viruses or bacteria in a host.
Freda Wasserstein Robbins
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, N.J.
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