We can land a man on the moon, goes the saying, but we can't cure the common cold.
That may, at last, be changing. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Maryland and the Craig Venter Institute have decoded the genetic material of all the known versions of the cold virus, known as rhinoviruses.
Armed with that, they say, they can tell how the viruses work -- and, potentially, how they could be stopped with genetically engineered medicines in the future.
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