Reverse engineering in microbiology
By nike on Jun 14, 2007
Interesting phenomenon in microbiology is reverse transcription. If I understand correctly, it's kind of technology used by some virii, such as AIDS virus to do reverse engineering of the DNA of the cell by the RNA (processes in cell usually goes in another directions, RNA is an intermediate step in synthesis of proteins by the DNA). Then virus able to integrate its own code into the genome of cell and use it to reproduce itself.