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Dan Brown’s Inferno, Bio-Plagues, Quarantine, and Ebola

One of the bits of incidental information we learned from Dan Brown’s 2013 novel, Inferno, is that the English-language word “quarantine” comes from the Italian word quaranta, meaning forty, which is the number of days ships were required to be … Continue reading

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How to Create a Viral Vector and Why You Would Want To – by guest blogger, Kristen Elise, Ph.D.

Spoiler alert: This blog post makes reference to the plot and characters in Dan Brown’s Inferno. In Dan Brown’s Inferno, a water-soluble, airborne viral vector carrying Zobrist’s infertility plague has already gone global even before the novel begins. The consequence … Continue reading

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