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A Rare Genetic Mutation in These Siblings Makes Them Immune to Viruses

April 16, 2014

A Rare Genetic Mutation in These Siblings Makes Them Immune to Viruses

Viruses are incompetent but smart little things. Unable to make proteins on their own, they hijack ours for their own nefarious purposes. But what if we gave the viruses broken proteins? An incredibly rare genetic disorder in a brother and sister pair does exactly that, making them immune to many classes of viruses—and suggesting new possibilities for antiviral treatments.

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Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/RY0v2T6FBLg/a-rare-genetic-mutation-in-these-siblings-makes-them-im-1563452687
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