The vast viral world: what we know (and don’t know)
There could be more viruses than there are stars in the universe. Today's basic science investigations will help us understand their past, present, and future — but more needs to be done. Lauren E. Oakes, a conservation scientist, explores the need for new and unique approaches to research that could provide crucial insights into these infectious agents. In this exploration of viruses' minuscule and mysterious world, she explains why a focus on human behaviour is key.