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New type of virus found in the ocean

January 24, 2018

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have identified a new type of virus that is abundant in the world's oceans but has escaped detection until now. The unusual characteristics of these bacteria-killing viruses could lead to evolutionary insights, the researchers report in a new study.Full Story

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