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Giant viruses may play an intriguing role in evolution of life on Earth

We all know Viruses cause colds and flu this time of year, but you might be surprised to learn that a virus may have played a key role in the evolution of nearly all life forms on Earth. Credit: Science Picture Co Collection Mix Subjects Getty ImagesIn a new study, a University of Iowa biologist identified a virus family whose set of genes is similar to that of eukaryotes, an organism classification that includes all plants and...

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