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New Giant Viruses

Two giant, amoeba-killing viruses have been discovered that "hints at unknown parts of the tree of life," according to Nature.

Investigators from Aix-Marseille University of France found one of the viruses, which are about 1 micrometer long and about half that wide, off the coast of Chile, and later snagged another in a sample taken from a pond in Australia.

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