Viral-mediated Gene Transfer System
The inventors were the first to propose the use of viral DNA vectors as a general way to transfer genes into mammalian cells. They also were the first to directly administer a human gene in vivo and obtain expression in an experimental animal. Their viral-mediated gene transfer system is now the basic technique that many companies have adopted over the past decade.
- William N. Kelley, University of Michigan
- Thomas Palella, University of Michigan
- Myron Levine, University of Michigan