Disease Connection

Researchers are studying parents of children with the fatal, rare genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C to try to glean insight into the Ebola virus, which uses the protein encoded by NPC1 — the gene involved in NPC — to enter cells, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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