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What does a virus actually look like? 

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A sagittal section of human brain

Next medical animation of The model in this video represents the current understanding of the molecular composition of SARS-CoV-2, including the latest theory on how genetic information is organized inside the virus particle. We teamed up with researchers from Scripps Research and KAUST who provided us with the biological data. We imported the model into our real-time molecular-visualization software, where we composed the final video. Indeed, what you see here is all rendered in real-time.

The structure of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Viruses are very small. One thousand of them lined up next to each other would be as thick as a single hair. When scientists look for ways how to fight a virus, they use detailed 3D models. But can we see a virus for real? With cryo-em tomography and the visualization technology developed at nanographics, we can!

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