Researchers Study Ebola Link to Gene in Rare Disease


The Wall Street Journal interviews Kartik and Chandran Lab collaborator Steven Walkley about the connection between the rare genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C and Ebola virus. Our research raises the possibility that a mutated NPC1 gene offers protection against Ebola infection, just as carriers of sickle-cell disease are protected against malaria. (subscription only)

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