Molecular Taxi Cabs

a: Vectors ~
b: taxicabs

What: "Vectors are like taxicabs that drive healthy DNA into cells; viruses, whose sole purpose is to get inside cells and infect them, make useful vectors." It's sorted like using a car to crash through a fence. ehh?

Writer: Sheryl Gay Stolberg
Date: May 15 2013 9:51 PM

Vectors Are Like Trojan Horses

a: vectors ~
b: a trojan horse


vectors are like a trojan horse, where the foreign DNA is the foreign people inside, and the host cell is the city of Troy where the vectors are allowed entry.

Writer: Patrik Kurt Schmidt
LCC: QH506
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 21 2017 1:09 PM

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