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In reply to the discussion: Poll: Is A Virus Alive? [View all]

Dem2

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11. "The coronavirus is also an RNA virus; it consists of a single, 30,000-base-long RNA molecule."
Tue Apr 14, 2020, 11:13 PM
Apr 2020
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But we've known for a long time that this process doesn't hold for viruses. Many viruses, including HIV and the influenza virus, use RNA for their basic genetic material. The coronavirus is also an RNA virus; it consists of a single, 30,000-base-long RNA molecule.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/covid-19-the-biology-of-an-effective-therapy/
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A single molecule is "life"?
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