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A dancing matrix : voyages along the viral frontier

Author: Robin Marantz Henig
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Interweaving theory with the dramas of trial and error, Henig provides clear explanations of what viruses are; how they are transported; under what conditions they thrive; how they inflict damage by invading the nucleus of the cell, commandeering the cell's reproductive machinery and destroying its ability to function normally; and how scientists are trying to protect us from them.
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Henig, Robin Marantz.
Dancing matrix.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 1993
(OCoLC)608374917
Online version:
Henig, Robin Marantz.
Dancing matrix.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 1993
(OCoLC)624430891
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Marantz Henig
ISBN: 0394588789 9780394588780
OCLC Number: 25914047
Description: xv, 269 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Why new viruses emerge --
Case study: why AIDS emerged --
A virus primer --
Mad cows, dead dolphins, and human risk --
Do viruses cause chronic disease? --
Tropical punch: the lethal arboviruses --
The emergence of a new flu --
Anticipating the next AIDS --
Viral domestication --
Toward a new biology.
Responsibility: by Robin Marantz Henig.

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Interweaving theory with the dramas of trial and error, Henig provides clear explanations of what viruses are; how they are transported; under what conditions they thrive; how they inflict damage by invading the nucleus of the cell, commandeering the cell's reproductive machinery and destroying its ability to function normally; and how scientists are trying to protect us from them.

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