A Pox on You, Cancer!

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When is a good time to get a virus? When you have metastatic cancer, apparently. Researchers at San Francisco-based biotech company Jennerex conducted an early-stage trial of 23 patients with metastatic cancer. Jennerex researcher injected the research participants with a genetically engineered, cancer-killing virus, reports Technology Review's Alla Katsnelson.

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