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Frankenviruses may have gobbled up host cells in order to grow

It was a dark and stormy petri dish…
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From the German-ish setting of Mel Brook’s 1974 cult classic Young Frankenstein to the discovery site of four new supersized viruses in an Austrian wastewater treatment facility, Eastern Europe seems to be positively teeming with entities that push the boundary of what it means to be aliiiiiveeeee!

Viruses are kind of a biological

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