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(This article by Milt Hinsch, MS, MBAC, was originally posted here and is reposted with his permission.) Imagine a submicroscopic packet of proteins arranged symmetrically to enclose an inner genome — and you have a virus. Viruses are so miniscule in size that most require electron microscopy to see them clearly, and more than 3,000 polio virus particles could fit end-to-end in a straight line across the period at the end of this sentence. Now,…