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    How many times can one virus "cell" change the chromosones/ DNA of another normal cell?


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    I assume you are talking about the integration of a retrovirus genome into the nuclear DNA of its host?

    Integration can happen multiple times within a single cell.

    It's best to refer to the infectious virus particle not as a "cell" but as a virus particle, or virion.


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    ok thanks. Is there any way to bea able to make a viron that can only interchange DNA only once or twice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topalk
    ok thanks. Is there any way to bea able to make a viron that can only interchange DNA only once or twice?
    Not without making the virus much more complex than viruses usually are...
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