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Latest Viral evolution Stories

2013-05-23 13:10:00

Radically different viruses share genes and are likely to share ancestry.

Clue To Hepatitis B Virus Genetic Code Provided By 16th-century Korean Mummy
2012-05-29 09:36:02

The discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct a genetic analysis on a liver biopsy which revealed a unique hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype C2 sequence common in Southeast Asia.

2012-04-19 11:22:11

A study published in BioMed Central's Biology Direct journal reports the existence of a previously undetected group of viruses and, more importantly, a new type of viral genome that could have huge implications for theories of viral emergence and evolution.

2010-09-29 13:32:06

Biologists from The University of Texas at Arlington have uncovered virus fragments from the same family of the modern Hepatitis B virus locked inside the genomes of songbirds such as the modern-day zebra finch.

2010-07-28 14:22:28

In biology and genetics, the concept of epistasis is what gives rise to the whole being more (or less) than the sum of its parts.

2010-02-25 10:24:23

The team observed viruses as they evolved over hundreds of generations to infect bacteria.

2010-01-14 15:02:08

Research published in the journal Genetics suggests that mutagenic drugs designed to kill viruses may make them stronger.

2008-11-12 12:00:10

U.S. medical scientists say they've created the most comprehensive mathematical analysis to date of the mechanisms that drive viral and bacterial evolution. The Rice University study is designed to help produce a designer drug that would force a killer virus to mutate itself out of existence.

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2008-11-11 10:00:00

It sounds like a science fiction movie: A killer contagion threatens the Earth, but scientists save the day with a designer drug that forces the virus to mutate itself out of existence.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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