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Researchers Structure Virus DNA in Record Time

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Researchers Structure Virus DNA in Record Time

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Researchers Structure Virus DNA in Record Time

Researchers Structure Virus DNA in Record Time

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Researchers announce that they have pieced together the entire genetic structure of a simple virus in just two weeks. Previous efforts have taken years. The scientists, led by genetic researcher Craig Venter, say their technique paves the way for building designer microbes for practical uses. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

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