Hunt For New Coronavirus Treatments Includes Gene-Silencing And Monoclonal Antibodies

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/02/19/palcavaccine-1_wide-1038d421437017984b3ac969b31034756dbdee1e.jpg?s=600’ alt=’Research & Development associate Divya Nagalati works on cell cultures in Regeneron’s infectious disease labs in Tarrytown, N.Y. The firm is looking for tailored antibodies that might prove useful against the new coronavirus.’/>

The new coronavirus has spurred biotech labs in universities and companies to try to find new approaches to stopping the virus — from blocking its key enzymes to interfering with its genetics.

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