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Where Did Viruses Come From?

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There are fossils of viruses, of sorts, preserved in the DNA of the hosts that they’ve infected. Including you. This molecular fossil trail can help us understand where viruses came from, how they evolved and it can even help us tackle the biggest question of all: Are viruses alive?


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Can't believe these things evolved to also infect computers.

Author — Aiden Iridescence

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Are viruses alive?
"Yesn't"

Author — Andrea D

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I'm like a virus, I live and breathe and yet I don't have a life.

Author — Pasta Man64

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When you're in isolation and watching videos about why you are in isolation

Author — Mixey

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Of course it's now being recommended to everyone

Author — Exynouz

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"They're just bits of protein and genetic information that might give you some sniffles... or worse"

Yup, it's quite worse right now.

Author — joseph jeon

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I bet this video is getting some traffic given the current circumstances

Author — Reno Thomas

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2018: No
2019: No
2020: nCov outbreak. Okay imma watch this now

Author — Dee B

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Are viruses alive?
"Well yes, but actually no".

Author — yeah oh

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First estimate: <500
Second estimate: 68, 000, 000

*hired for Microsoft time remaining team*

Author — jaxxstraw

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"this virus may be 500 years old.."


"Oh wait, it's actually probably more along the lines of 68 million..."


I love science

Author — Fak Gooby

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Why did YouTube recommend this to me now when the Coronavirus is spreading

Author — PottuPatteri _

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Why isn't this trending? This is VIRAL

Author — Varad Mahashabde

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WARNING TO ALL: VIRUSES AND BACTERIA HAVE EVOLVED SO MUCH THAT 5 SECOND RULE REDUCED TO 4

Author — EnderPlayz - EXTRA

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What the hell? Everyone's suddenly a virologist now.

Author — African MusicGenuis

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Makes me think that maybe this world we live in is just a cell in a body we called Universe. (@_@)

Author — Andrew Wyrre

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Virus: organism
Bacteria: organism
Fungi: organism
Prion: *protein*

Author — MuKo【光音ムコ】

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Where did viruses come from?? They came first.
Viruses are asking “Where did humans come from?”

Author — Stroll

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I like how everyone makes memes about something that can wipe out the entire human race

Author — I found beans

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Viruses are probably just mutated dna that went rogue and got kicked out. it’s bitter and all alone and just wants friends, so it forces the cells that abandoned them to make them new friends.

Author — ThatGuy Man