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Viruses: A Scourge or Gift to Mankind?

In a perfect world, they would be gifts to help life, not afflict it. And most of the time, they fulfill beneficial roles.

Health May Depend on Good Viruses and Microbes

There is still much to learn about the human body. Some of our best friends may not even share our own genes.

Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Medieval Human Dung

Centuries before antibiotics were put into use for human health, genes for antibiotic resistance already existed in viruses found in human coprolites, new research shows.
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