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I propose changing the definition of Virology as it is stated in the first paragraph so that it goes into detail on the viri- part of Virology. NOjini-NJITWILL (talk) 16:15, 26 November 2012 (UTC) I plan to edit the Virology page so that the definition does not just repeat the root word, but also defines it. --NOjini-NJITWILL (talk) 21:47, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

And what is your proposed definition? And please note the plural of virus is "viruses". My definition would be along the lines, "Virology is the study of viruses, their interaction with their host cells, the environment and the diseases they can cause". But I think the current definition given, "Virology is the study of viruses and virus-like agents: their structure, classification and evolution, their ways to infect and exploit host cells for reproduction, their interaction with host organism physiology and immunity, the diseases they cause, the techniques to isolate and culture them, and their use in research and therapy," is acceptable. Please do not edit the page without discussing proposed changes here first. Graham Colm (talk) 21:58, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

"Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus showed that the oncogene of Rous sarcoma virus is in fact not specific to the virus but is contained in the genome of healthy animals of many species. The oncovirus can switch this pre-existing benign proto-oncogene on, turning it into a true oncogene that causes cancer."

Doublespeak personified — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:540:C001:7708:990C:B734:BF50:DBC5 (talk) 21:42, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

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