Any of a large group of submicroscopic infective agents that are regarded either as extremely simple microorganisms or as extremely complex molecules, that typically contain a protein coat surrounding an RNA or DNA core of genetic material but no semipermeable membrane, that are capable of growth and multiplication only in living cells, and that cause various important diseases in humans, lower animals, or plants. In computers, it is a program usually hidden within another seemingly innocuous program that produces copies of itself and inserts them into other programs and that usually performs a malicious action.

Articles on that refer to Virus

Bioterrorism and SARS By Mae-Wan Ho
Top News of 2002 By Ray Kurzweil and Amara D. Angelica
Molecular Manufacturing: Too Dangerous to Allow? By Robert A. Freitas Jr.
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Biowar for Dummies By Paul Boutin
Online Chat with Ray Kurzweil and European Schoolnet By Ray Kurzweil
Testimony of Ray Kurzweil on the Societal Implications of Nanotechnology By Ray Kurzweil
Empowering the Really Little Guys By Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Chapter 2: The Principles of Change By K. Eric Drexler
Engineering Humans, Part 1 By Rachel Massey

News Articles that refer to Virus

1918 Pandemic Influenza Virus Declared a Select Agent
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Genetically-modified virus explodes cancer cells
Recipe for Destruction
Ray Kurzweil calls for 1918 flu genome to be 'un-published'
Concern as revived 1918 flu virus kills monkeys
Pandemic flu may be only two mutations away
Reverse-engineering the brain's circuitry
Taking a Shot at Hypertension

Related Links

Center for Disease Control
Symantec Anti-Virus Resource Center