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The "First Replicon" on Earth? A Chat With Virologist Ricardo Flores

Suzan Mazur | Posted 05.02.2016 | Science
Suzan Mazur

Ricardo Flores thinks viruses may be "the most important faction of the [planet's] biomass" and that a viroid-like entity is a prime candidate for the first replicon on Earth. Viroids are subviral world parasites, non-protein coding RNAs. Excerpts of our interview follow.

Anemia: Know the Symptoms of This Potentially Life-Threatening Condition

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Rarely is anemia related to iron deficiency in pets, as it is in many women. Iron supplementation should be avoided, unless your pet is one of the very rare cases where actual iron deficiency is present.