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2009-12-10 06:15:00

French scientists have identified a giant new virus dwelling inside an amoeba, and that it contains genetic material from other species. The so-called Marseillevirus is "a completely new viral form," said Didier Raoult, head of infectious and emerging tropical disease research at Aix-Marseille 2 University in France, during an interview with the AFP news agency. The genome of the 250 nanometer-diameter Marseillevirus includes a sophisticated set of genes that are "very different from the DNA...