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Researchers Show How New Viruses Evolve, and in Some Cases, Become Deadly

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Researchers at Michigan State University demonstrate how a new virus evolves, shedding light on how easy it can be for diseases to gain dangerous mutations.

Credit: Michigan State University/Jeremy Polk, National Science Foundation


Cover of the January 27, 2012 issue of the journal Science.

The researchers' work is described in the January 27, 2012 issue of the journal Science.

Credit: Copyright AAAS 2012

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