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Viruses Up Their Game in 'Arms Race' With Immune System

17:08 EDT 14 Aug 2017 | Virgo Publishing

Myxoma virus. Courtesy of Penn State In a classic example of the evolutionary arms race between a host and a pathogen, the myxoma virus -- introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1950 -- has developed a novel and deadly ability to suppress the immune response of its host rabbits. New research shows that viruses collected in the

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