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To: coloradan

Hmmm. Interesting way to look at it. There is no doubt they are very strange things. Yet they do mutate into new types don’t they? I am thinking of the new strains of flu viruses and their like.


16 posted on 03/01/2013 11:01:59 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

Yes, flu viruses mutate their protein coat, which (temporarily) defeats the immune response that is geared to a particular type of protein. But what is described in this article is a more significant alteration, picking up a whole new capability.


18 posted on 03/02/2013 6:02:00 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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