Monday, January 21, 2008

'Safe Ebola' created for research

Scientists have made a "safe" ebola virus strain for study int he lab. They mutated the VP30 protein, which the virus needs to replicate. Since they need the virus to replicate for study purposes, they have also made special kidneys which have functional protein so the virus can replicate. Some scientists are still skeptical about the safety of this virus, but it's a step in the right direction.

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virophile said...
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virophile said...

Dude - I so just posted this same article (sorry I didn't see your post). But clearly, great minds think alike...