Cancer-causing virus masters cell's replication, immortality

Duke researchers detail how the Epstein-Barr virus manages to persist quietly inside the immune system’s B cells in as many as 90 percent of adults. Should something go awry however, the virus can cause mononucleosis or cancers of the lymph. ‘The challenge is that it’s a really efficient pathogen,’ said Micah Luftig, an associate professor of molecular genetics and microbiology.
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