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Published on May 23, 2014
http://www.pewscholars.org 2012 Pew biomedical scholar Nels Elde studies the evolution of conflict -- how the process of infection can drive some of the most dramatic adaptations seen in nature. Asan assistant professor of human genetics at the University of Utah, he's researching how infectious agents like viruses interact with their hosts, and the changes that process can trigger in the function of cells.