transplacental transmission of prion diseases?

T. Warren jerryt at
Mon Jan 8 08:49:47 EST 1996

Many seem to maintain that prion diseases, specifically scrapie, can be 
transmitted from ewe to lamb across the placenta. In an article in 
Nature in 1990, Westaway and Prusiner seem sceptical. What the 
conventional wisdom on this today, 6 years latter? Thanks from a 
non-cell biologist.

Tom Warren
University of Oslo

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