Of course, I have to post. Mostly because of my utter curiosty. Let's hope it won't kill the cat.
While a virus may not be proper life, it does exhibit quite a few qualities thereof. Baby steps, I suppose, before they work up to bacteriae in biofilms or eukarya like the water bear. More importantly, however, is seeing just what this will lead to if they do go through the necessary hoops with that flu virus, and all the way up to that little tardigrade.