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RNA helps virus create ‘zombie’ cells, cause cancer, says WVU researcher

The human papilloma virus turns healthy cells into “zombies” and controls how frequently they reproduce, according to West Virginia University researcher Ivan Martinez. Those changes in cell division can lead to cancer in women and—unbeknownst to many—men.

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