Giant Viruses May Simply Be a Frankenstein of Mini Viruses (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Giant viruses grow by acquiring DNA from other organisms, as shown in this GIF. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the April 7, 2017, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by F. Schulz at Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, Calif., and colleagues was titled, "Giant viruses with an expanded complement of translation system components." Credit Carla Schaffer / AAAS Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.