Does a new polyomavirus contribute to Merkel cell carcinoma?

Garneski KM1, DeCaprio JA, Nghiem P.

Genome Biol. 2008;9(6):228.

PMID: 18598371

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A new technique designed to hunt for non-human transcripts has identified a novel SV40-like virus present in the majority of Merkel cell carcinomas. Here we examine what it will take to determine whether or not this virus contributes to carcinogenesis.

Genome Biol. 2008;9(6):228.