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Zika Virus Infects and Kills Developing Brain Cells

Zika Virus Infects and Kills Developing Brain Cells
Zika Virus Infects and Kills Developing Brain Cells

Lab-grown human stem cells provided clues about how the Zika virus could be harming the brains of developing fetuses. Researchers found that the virus is particularly good at infecting and killing cells that form the brain’s outer layer, which could prevent normal brain growth.