News FocusSPONGIFORM DISEASES

Waiting for the Final Experiment

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Science  16 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5755, pp. 1758
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5755.1758

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Summary

The idea that a mysterious class of infectious particles called prions consists of nothing but protein has stronger support today than when it was initially proposed, but not everyone agrees that the case has been clinched. (Read more.)