NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A fungus that's been infecting otherwise healthy people is missing parts of its RNAi silencing pathway, according to a study appearing today in PLOS Genetics.

Unlike the related Cryptococcus neoformans, which typically only infects people with compromised immune systems, C. deuterogattii has been infecting people in the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island who have no such problems with their health.

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