Applications of DNA shuffling to pharmaceuticals and vaccines

  • Patten P
  • Howard R
  • Stemmer W
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Abstract

DNA shuffling is a practical process for directed molecular evolution which uses recombination to dramatically accelerate the rate at which one can evolve genes. Single and multigene traits that require many mutations for improved phenotypes can be evolved rapidly. DNA shuffling technology has been significantly enhanced in the past year, extending its range of applications to small molecule pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical proteins, gene therapy vehicles and transgenes, vaccines and evolved viruses for vaccines, and laboratory animal models.

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Authors

  • Phillip A. Patten

  • Russell J. Howard

  • Willem Pc Stemmer

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