A brother and sister with an extremely rare genetic condition have a stunning ability to fight off viruses — an ability that could lead to a new family of antiviral drugs.
Their bodies stop viruses from building a protective shell, which leaves viruses "naked" and vulnerable, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The siblings, an 11-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, are severely disabled, suffering seizures, developmental delays, fragile bones and hearing loss, among other conditions.
New England Journal of Medicine
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