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mutate
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the process of changing the inheritable genetic structure of an organism
  • The Ebola virus, in its Sudan incarnation, retreated to the heart of the bush, where undoubtedly it lives to this day, cycling and cycling in some unknown host, able to shift its shape, able to mutate and become a new thing, with the potential to enter the human species in a new form.
    p. 100.6
  • The Ebola Reston virus jumped quickly from room to room, and as it blossomed in the monkeys, it seemed to mutate spontaneously into something that looked quite a lot like influenza.
    p. 358.3
  • And if it should mutate in some other direction ....
    p. 362.6
  • If it mutates, it could be a problem.
    p. 364.9
  • It mutates even in the course of one infection, and a person who dies of HIV is usually infected with multiple strains, which have all arisen spontaneously as mutants in the body.
    p. 408.6
  • The fact that the virus mutates rapidly means that vaccines for it will be very difficult to develop.
    p. 408.8
  • The AIDS virus and other emerging viruses are surviving the wreck of the tropical biosphere because they can mutate faster than any changes taking place in their ecosystems.
    p. 408.9

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