Genetic changes in Ebola virus could impede potential treatments

Scientists studying the genetic makeup of the Ebola virus currently circulating in West Africa have identified several mutations that could have implications for developing effective drugs to fight the virus. In today’s online edition of the journal mBio, senior author Dr. Gustavo F. Palacios and colleagues describe the ‘genomic drift,’ or natural evolution of the virus, and how it may interrupt the action of potential therapies designed to target the virus’s genetic sequence. —> Read More Here


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