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Viral Vector Toolbox

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Viral vectors have become standard tools for molecular biologists.  Their usefulness is attributed to the abilities these vectors retain from their parent virus and the modifications that can be directed by the researcher for a specific purpose.  Despite the fact that viral vectors can be purchased from commercial vendors and a myriad of mechanisms are employed to enhance their safety, key features of the parent virus remain intact.  For this reason, it is necessary that researchers using these biological agents are aware of their origins and the consequences of their use or misuse.

Below are resources that may be used to complete the Viral Vector sections of the rDNA Registration in Lumen as well as educate users of viruses and viral vectors.