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Giant viruses may seem like the latest creation in a Hollywood B movie production, but the recent discovery of a larger-than-life virus buried in ice is definitely no science-fiction tale.
According to a newly published report in the journal Science, French researchers have discovered a virus 1,000 times bigger than the flu virus and which has almost 2,600 genes - the largest virus known to date.
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