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Introduction to Viruses

Introduction to Viruses

Viruses are submicroscopic particles that can be seen only with a powerful electron microscope. They are not cells, but consist of genetic material, enclosed in a protective layer of protein. Learn more about the nature of viruses, and how scientists are working to understand and combat them.

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Author(s): Deanne Erdmann, MS, and Nancy Moreno, PhD
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Avian Influenzas: Ability to Change (part 1)

Avian Influenzas: Ability to Change (part 2)

Pandemics of the 20th Century

Brief History of Modern Cloning

Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT)

Stem Cells and Therapeutic Cloning

Ecosystems

Modern Evolutionary Theory

Natural Selection

Mendel's Model of Particulate Inheritance

Hardy-Weinberg Principle

Deviations from the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

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Video and transcript courtesy of Wah Chiu, PhD, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging at Baylor College of Medicine. Funding for the video provided by NCMI, NIH.