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Epstein–Barr Virus: Silencing the Enemy within

Epstein–Barr Virus: Silencing the Enemy withinEBV, the kissing virus that produced infectious mononucleosis, infects over 95% of people. EBV causes 1-1.5% cancers worldwide and autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus and multiple sclerosis. Electron-micrograph by Liza Gross (CC BY 2.5) The EBV genome show strong selection against genetic elements called flipons that are more frequent in other types of Herpes […]