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Chemical Synthesis of Poliovirus cDNA: Generation of Infectious Virus in the Absence of Natural Template

Publication Date:

August 9, 2002

Abstract:

Describes the construction of a polio virus from chemicals -- the first time a living (self-replicating) virus has been created from chemicals. Full citation: Jeronimo Cello and others, "Chemical Synthesis of Poliovirus cDNA: Generation of Infectious Virus in the Absence of Natural Template," Science Vol. 297 (Aug. 9, 2002), pgs. 1016-1018. See also in this library, Polio Made from Scratch by Tom Clarke.

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