Breakthrough will help understand Zika virus

23 May 2017
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Brisbane researchers have synthetically re-created Zika virus in the laboratory – a breakthrough that will help to understand the virus and the fetal brain defects it causes.  

The collaborative research was led by UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience’s Professor Alexander Khromykh and Professor Andreas Suhrbier from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

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