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mutate

(myo͞o′tāt, myo͞o-tāt′)
intr. & tr.v. mu·tated, mu·tating, mu·tates
To undergo or cause to undergo mutation.

mu′ta′tive (-tā′tĭv, -tə-tĭv) adj.
mu′ta′tor n.

mutate

verb To alter DNA; to undergo genomic change.
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This three-pronged technology attack gives consumers the industry's fastest, most powerful and comprehensive spyware detection and prevention to protect against next-generation, mutating spyware threats.
He also has a well-practiced ability to make cells produce altered versions of proteases at will by precisely mutating the genes encoding the proteins via a technique called "site-directed mutagenesis.
The new discovery means a vaccine could be made quickly, in large quantities and be specifically tailored to stop the virus mutating, which would save A[degrees]millions of lives around the world.
is part of an unseen microbial world that is constantly mutating, adapting and attacking birds, animals, and people," intoned Michael Leavitt, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, during an October 27 National Press Club speech.
However, the NHGRI studies indicate that the genomes of rodents are mutating faster than those of primates, carnivores, or artiodactyls (a type of ungulate).
Moreover, some researchers fear that CTLs revved up to kill HIV-infected helper T cells may run amok and destroy healthy helper T cells or allow mutating HIV to escape and reproduce.
Catbird's ETI dynamically protects network users from the constantly mutating world of Internet threats - including phishing sites, botnet (zombie) command and control centers, and underground economy dens - with unprecedented reaction time and accuracy.
We have an adversarial situation going on between spam filters trying to block the spam and the spammers changing and mutating," the Age quoted him as saying.