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Ebola virus gene stolen and preserved by myotis bats, study finds

20:00 EDT 23 Jul 2018 | AAAS

(Georgia State University) A gene from the deadly Ebola virus that allows the virus to escape from the human immune system has been identified in the genome of a group of bats that is found worldwide, including North America. The gene appears to have been stolen from the virus by the bats and adapted to regulate their own immune response, according to a recent study led by Georgia State University.

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