Vincent, Rich, and Dickson review a meta-analysis on influenza vaccine, a killer virus in fungi that selects against RNAi, and the use of armed and targeted poxviruses for oncolytic virotherapy.
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- Efficacy and effectiveness of influenza vaccine (Lancet)
- Flu vaccine not as effective as thought (MPRNews)
- Blog posts on flu vaccine meta-analysis (virology blog, alandove, viva)
- Killer virus explains RNAi deficient fungi (Science)
- Poxvirus-based oncotherapy (Nature)
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