Friday, August 08, 2008

Scientists Discover the First Ever Virus that Can Get Sick

The debate about what counts as a living thing is fuelled today by the discovery of the first virus that is able to fall "ill" by being infected with another virus. the discovery of a giant virus that itself falls ill through infection by another virus seems to suggest they too are alive, highlighting how there is no definition of what is 'living'.

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