Zika study may ‘supercharge’ vaccine research

19 Mar 2019
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito while in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host.

Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines.

The study, led by The University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, used a new technique to uncover Zika mutations that help foster virus replication in mosquito hosts, while hindering its ability to replicate in mammals.

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