Matt: Each GNAT robot has sensors that detect the protein capsid, a component of all viruses. Once detected, the robot rushes to the virus, where it inserts a long needle into the nuclear matrix. DNase and RNase enzymes, made by pancreatic cells on the robot, travel through the needle and break down the genetic material in the virus. Without any genetic material, the virus cannot infect the person. White blood cells destroy the "empty" virus, and the robot goes into StandBy mode until another virus is detected.
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