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How nature punches back at giant viruses

(—What have viruses ever done for humans? The question is debatable, but given the prevalence of highly contagious, and sometimes life-threatening illnesses caused by viruses, it's fair to say that most people ...

dateSep 04, 2015 in Biotechnology report
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Reprogramming the oocyte

(—Among other things, the egg is optimized to process the sperm genome. The cytoplasmic factors that make this possible also give the egg the ability to reprogram the nuclei from other kinds of cells if these nuclei ...

dateAug 26, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology report
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