FIVE QUESTIONS TO NICHOLAS BENNETT 21 September 2004
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Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos,
Biophysicist
Department of Medical Physics, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, 6001,
Valendar F Turner, John Papadimitriou, Barry Page, David Causer, Helman Alfonso, Sam Mhlongo, Todd Miller, Christian Fiala

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Re: FIVE QUESTIONS TO NICHOLAS BENNETT

FIVE QUESTIONS TO NICHOLAS BENNETT

Is it true that:

1. Irrespective of their origin, given the right conditions, cellular or viral RNA fragments can be taken up by cells or may be introduced into cells?

Yes or No.

2. Irrespective of their origin, cellular or retroviral, once inside the cells, given the right condition, RNA fragments may be transcribed into cDNA? Yes or No.

3. Given the right conditions the cDNA can be incorporated into the cellular DNA? Yes or No.

4. Given the right conditions, the cDNA incorporated into the cellular genome may be transcribed into RNA and the RNA would be similar to that which was originally introduced into the cell? Yes or No.

5. Given the right conditions, the RNA would be translated into proteins? Yes or No.

Competing interests: None declared