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Gene therapy research. Researcher using confocal light microscopy to study adenoviruses (pink) transporting therapeutic genes into cultured cells (blue). Confocal microscopy uses fluorescent dyes to highlight cellular structures and proteins in the analysed samples. Adenoviruses infect cells by injecting genetic material into the nucleus. They can be genetically engineered to have the pathogenic gene replaced by a therapeutic human gene, in order to counteract a faulty gene in defective cells. Photographed at the AFM (French Muscular Dystrophy Association), Evry, France.
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