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MSU Researchers Show How New Viruses Evolve, and in Some Cases, Become Deadly
January 26, 2012
In the current issue of Science, researchers at Michigan State University have demonstrated how a new virus evolves, shedding light on how easy it can be for diseases to gain dangerous mutations.
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