A virus cure depends on rare lab mice, but there aren’t enough | Curio

A virus cure depends on rare lab mice, but there aren’t enough

5 mins | Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19: One surprising problem in the search for a vaccine. "In the race to develop a vaccine for the new corona­virus, your everyday mouse won't do. While mice have a gene similar to the one scientists believe allows the virus to affect humans, researchers think those mice don't exhibit the symptoms that make the illness so deadly for people." Bruce Einhorn, writing in Bloomberg Businessweek, reports.

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From Bloomberg Businessweek