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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 12:09 PM

5. Slight correction but viruses cannot live as they are only molecules.

Edit: I should have said molecules and other things like proteins and amino acids as well as some other odds and ends.
But anyway what they can do is recombine in new ways and those new ways can be more successful at replicating themselves inside a host which is why ones that do not kill the host do better at replicating themselves longer.

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LineLineReply Slight correction but viruses cannot live as they are only molecules.
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