Virus is essentially a bag of DNA or RNA

Think of virus like a bag–a bag filled with genetic material. Pretend that the bag, a circular bag, is the envelop of a virus. Inside the bag, or the virus’s envelop, you can find either DNA or RNA (i.e. the genetic information of the virus).

SARS-CoV-2 is the kind of bag that contains RNA, not DNA. In fact, the SARS-CoV-2 bag only contains a long strand of RNA. The “bag” or the envelop of SARS-CoV-2, like many other viruses, is made of lipid bilayers, i.e. fatty acids chains organized in two layers. (See Figure 1 below)

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Biomedical Informatics Summer Training Fellowship (5/28 – 7/19) in Colorado

Hey, those of you who are undergraduates or have college kids in the family, check out the Colorado Biomedical Informatics Summer Training Fellowship (May 28 – July 19, 2019). What a wonderful program!

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Check for updates here: https://www.colorado.edu/biologyadvising/2018/10/12/colorado-biomedical-informatics-summer-training-fellowship

I attended a similar program the summer of my Junior year. It was the most pivotal moment of my scientific life; it solidified the path to my scientific pursuits!

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