molecular knife

molecular knife
an enzyme capable of removing specific genes from a sequence of DNA, especially to disable the replication of a virus

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  • molecular knife — a segment of genetic material that inhibits the reproduction of the AIDS virus by breaking up specific areas of the virus s genes. [1990 95, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

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