Some diseases such as Mad Cow Disease are caused by Prions. Prions are:
1. Made of protein
2. Consist of single stranded RNA
3. Capable of self replication
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1 & 3

Prions are made up of Proteins and they have no RNA/ DNA. They are not viruses and are known to be the “proteins that cause infections”. Please refer to the wikipedia entry on Prions.

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