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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Podcast: Are There Good Viruses?
15 February 2013 4:35 pm
Viruses are notorious for their role in disease, but only about 1% are actually pathogenic. What are all those other viruses doing? Marilyn Roossinck of Pennsylvania State University, University Park, spoke with Sarah Crespi about the diversity of roles that viruses take on in ecological systems, from protecting plants from drought to moderating nitrogen fixation.