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New Study Shows Some Deer Less Susceptible to CWD June 5, 2018 Wisconsin,

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... "This prion protein gene has a few mutations, it doesn't make them completely resistant, but in whitetail deer it reduces susceptibility, so there's a slowed disease progression, if it's a high enough infectiousness they'll still succumb to it, but it seems to be if these mutations are present in populations at a high enough rate, it at least slows the way the disease spreads, kind of contains it to an area," says Brandt...

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