Planet of Viruses

October 23, 2014

close up of a virus

Viruses are typically considered tiny parasites of little importance, but in fact they are hugely important to ecology and evolution. Join Carl Zimmer as he discusses some of the recent discoveries about the planet-wide power of viruses.     

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What You Will Learn

  • How newly developed methods are revealing previously hidden information about viruses
  • The importance of viruses to evolution over the past four billion years—as well as to the human genome
  • The ecological importance of viruses
  • And much more…

The Fine Print

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Carl Zimmer
New York Times

Beth Hamelin
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention