"Viral genes take over a host's cellular machinery. They direct the cell to replicate viral DNA or RNA and to build viral ..."
"A viral infection is like an uninvited, tenacious houseguest in the cell, using a range of tricks to prevent its eviction"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.