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Thousands of new viruses discovered in world’s oceans

More than 5,000 new virus species have been identified in the world’s oceans, according to a new study.

The study’s researchers analyzed tens of thousands of water samples from around the world looking for RNA viruses or viruses that use them RNA as their genetic material. The novel coronavirus, for example, is a type of RNA virus. These viruses are understudied compared to DNA viruses that use DNS than their genetic material, the authors said.

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