New mouse model opens doors for improved Ebola research

November 1, 2014 5:11 PM

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New mouse model opens doors for improved Ebola research

Other strains of laboratory mice do not develop Ebola disease consistent with human symptoms. This led researchers to wonder if mice are immune to Ebola or if there are some susceptible breeds.

If there is a susceptible breed, figured researchers, then it may be possible to work with mouse genetics to understand what genes also influence Ebola susceptibility in humans.

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