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Micro mystery solution

A particular talent of herpes simplex virus-1 is that it can lurk unseen in the cells of an infected person for long periods. It turns out that the virus achieves this feat through the agency of a microRNA.

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Figure 1: Active herpes simplex virus.

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Sugden, B. Micro mystery solution. Nature 442, 33–34 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/442033a

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