Local Biotech Startup Wants to Turn Body’s Cells Into Drug Factories

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“It struck me that the way the body attacks a pathogen is similar to the way a computer attacks a password,” Scholz said. “You have this idea of immunity memory. If you get a vaccine, your body remembers it and suddenly the disease that used to kill you won’t even give you the sniffles. … So we really set about treating disease from an information-based perspective.”