Biochemistry Poem: Cure

written by Umayeer Milky

header by Hedy Liu

CAR T-cell cancer therapy—
 survival strategy:
 find the heaviest weaponry
 in the nanoscale arsenal of the anatomy;
 make gene edits, grow in the laboratory.

In the body,
 a retroviral delivery;
 haywire artillery,
 erratic toxicity:
 not sepsis, but
 a cytokine storm to
 harness the elements,
 hit the target.

“cured of cancer”
 Evolution laughs.

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