Gene mutations and mad cow disease
I’ve always been interested in prions, so an article about mad cow disease in the news today caught my eye.
According to the article, a rare mad cow disease in cattle. Apparently this mutation is identical to one that causes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (a related brain-wasting disease in humans), suggesting BSE may sometimes arise spontaneously in cattle. Of course, this suggests that cattle can develop BSE without ever eating contaminated feed.may underlie some cases of
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