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Viruses

April 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Visualizing the virus
How can one bug combine genetic material from pigs, birds and humans to become so dangerous? Think of flu viruses as promiscuous, species-jumping, disguise-wearing contestants in a reality-TV show titled “Evolution Gone Wild.” Virus-fighters are scrambling to keep pace, using analytical techniques that work more quickly than ever.

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