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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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To: coloradan

Thanks. They are very strange, like robots almost. In spite of having to steal RNA they are rather complex little malware units.


27 posted on 03/02/2013 12:06:28 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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