Team Studies Genetic Disposition for Ebola Infection In Lab Rats

October 31, 2014 10:25 AM

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Two University of Washington researchers have been working on Ebola research by injecting genetically altered mice to examine if certain genetic combinations can make someone more or less susceptible to Ebola infection.

These trials have traditionally used macaques and guinea pigs or even Syrian hamsters to study this virus—not everyday garden variety lab mice.

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