For some time, the Editors of have sought a format for presenting accounts of advances and notable events in virology, in a broader and more flexible manner than is afforded by the traditional review of a topic in depth. This article represents an experiment in such presentation. Its aim is to look at advances in virus research, and to present brief accounts of the most important and interesting work published within a calendar year. Subject to evaluation of the success of this first essay, an annual feature is envisaged.

Implementation of these fine notions, however, has demanded some compromises. Virology comprises such an awesome range of techniques and objectives, with such a disparate assembly of virus types, that rigorous limits were necessary. Thus, we have confined our attention to animal viruses, and explicitly avoided any pretension to constructing a systematic review of all virology; the idea of selectivity was pre-eminent.


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