Study maps travel of H7 influenza genes

21 enero 2015

In a new bioinformatics analysis of the H7N9 influenza virus that has recently infected humans in China, researchers trace the separate phylogenetic histories of the virus’s genes, giving a frightening new picture of viruses where the genes are traveling independently in the environment, across large geographic distances and between species, to form ‘a new constellation of genes — a new disease, based not only on H7, but other strains of influenza.’