TWiV 418: Of mice and MERS

December 4, 2016

Wall of Semliki and ChikungunyaHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVsters describe a new animal model for MERS coronavirus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome, produced by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the mouse gene encoding an ortholog of the virus receptor.

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4 comments on “TWiV 418: Of mice and MERS

  1. Gertrud Rey Dec 9, 2016

    I wanted to send this story to Rich, but I don’t know how to get in touch with him, so I’ll just leave it right here.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/08/504814937/a-surfer-and-his-paddleboard-embark-on-a-lonely-transatlantic-voyage

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