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This was an interesting topic to read. Its fascinating that researchers have been able to take a pathogenic virus and genetically modify it to be useful for targeting melanoma. Cutting the neurovirulence factors out to lower the herpes simplex virus-1 pathogenicity, while also boosting its ability to infect and target melanoma tumor cells. The results are even more intriguing, effective tumor shrinkage, even in terminal patients, at the spot of injection and in distant tumors is miraculous. All this while using a live virus. I think you did a good job outlining this strategy of using a genetically modified virus as a cancer therapeutic. -Michael Itschner II