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Researchers Uncover How Poxviruses Such As Smallpox Evolve Rapidly--Despite Low Mutation Rates


August 16, 2012

biology graphic Poxviruses, a group of DNA-containing viruses that includes smallpox, are responsible for a wide range of diseases in humans and animals. They are highly virulent and able to cross species barriers, yet how they do so has been largely a mystery because of their low mutation rates. Full Story

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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