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Whether a protein can transmit disease in mammals has been an open question for some time. The latest test of this idea provides some strong evidence in favour, but is unlikely to end the debate.

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  1. Herman K. Edskes and Reed B. Wickner are in the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics, National Institutes of Health, 8 Center Drive, MSC 0830, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-0830, USA. e-mail: wickner@helix.nih.gov

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