• Question: Hi Craig, Have you discovered any groundbreaking results? This may be to do with; cures, new viruses and any other information which is interesting! Please state your best/favourite 'discovery'! Thanks...

    Asked by Deoxyribonucleic McKenna to Craig on 6 Mar 2017.
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      Craig O'Hare answered on 6 Mar 2017:

      I actually recently discovered that our skin cells need two different proteins to work together recognise that they’re infected with a virus. This was quite big as everyone thought that they had it all figured out!

      Using some genetic tools, we made some cells that didn’t have one of the proteins and found they weren’t able to respond to infection any more. We just published this as a big paper last month! http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14392