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ASU researchers studying cowpox virusTags: arizona state university, biodesign institute, infectious disease
[Source: The State Press] - Researchers at ASU’s Biodesign Institute are deciphering the genetic coding of the cowpox virus in hope of creating a better vaccine to combat the smallpox virus.
Kathryn Sykes, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute, said using cowpox as a framework for smallpox and other pox viruses is effective because they share many of the same genes.
Cowpox is a skin disease transmitted to humans through animals.
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