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RNA Viruses

The Age of Innocence Ends
  • Thomas H. MaughII
  • Jean L. Marx

Abstract

Virologists have traditionally been among the most optimistic of cancer investigators, and for many of them the 1960’s were an era of relative innocence. Secure in the knowledge that viruses cause tumors in animals, they were confident that these agents would provide an elegantly simple solution to the problem of human malignancies. If only a human cancer virus could be isolated, many virologists argued, a vaccine could be developed and control of cancer would be a reality.

Keywords

Rous Sarcoma Virus Endogenous Virus Feline Leukemia Virus Hereditary Information Reticuloendotheliosis Virus 
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© American Association for the Advancement of Science 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas H. MaughII
  • Jean L. Marx

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