What a semi-nomadic ethnic group — and their performing monkeys — can teach us about how viruses jump from animals to humans
June 15, 2015
| By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
To understand how viruses leap from monkey to human, researchers at Fred Hutch and the University of Washington are studying the Bedey people, a semi-nomadic group that travels around Bangladesh, giving performances for cash with their trained monkeys.
Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem's award is part of $12 million multi-institution research collaboration to develop foamy virus gene replacement therapy for patients who suffer from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency