It May Depend on Genetics in New Mouse Study

October 31, 2014 2:31 PM

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When it comes to how deadly the Ebola virus is, it may all come down to genetics. A newly developed mouse model suggests that genetic factors are behind the mid-to-deadly range of reactions to the Ebola virus.

People exposed to Ebola vary in how the virus affects them. While some completely resist the disease, others suffer moderate to severe illness and recover. Those who are most susceptible can eventually die from the disease.

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