• Question: Would sequencing your genome be useful for the development of rabies vaccines or cures and how long might this take?

    Asked by topquestionsfromchat to Daubenton's bat on 22 Nov 2017.
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      Daubenton's Bat answered on 22 Nov 2017:

      That is a very difficult question to answer. Bats seem to have a very robust immune system. Unlocking what Daubenton’s bats immune systems special may help improve human health and fight disease. Getting an understanding of their genome would be a first step in this process. For now, we cant predict how long it will take to develop practical application.