Great questions Yulia.

what we don't know if RT of viral material requires active replication. But you make a great point. we need to determine if attenuated and dead viruses used for vaccines can potentially be integrated. I don't think that has been looked at all.

One big difference between synthetic (vaccines) versus natural infection is route. Mucosal immunity plays a big role and I have talked about the role of resident immune cells.

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Aditi Bhargava

Dr. Aditi Bhargava is a molecular neuroendocrinologist with research focus on sex differences in stress biology and immunology.