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Ancient Humans Had Hepatitis B
Abby Olena | May 9, 2018
Analyses of more than 300 ancient human genomes show that Hepatitis B virus has infected humans for at least 4,500 years and has much older origins than modern viral genomes would suggest.
Pathway to Polio Virulence Revealed
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 23, 2017
Using epidemiological and laboratory data, scientists have mapped out a sequence of mutations through which the attenuated oral polio vaccine reverts to a virulent virus.
Evolution of H7N9
Erin Weeks | Sep 20, 2013
Genetic diversity helped avian influenza A viruses make the leap from birds to humans, researchers report.
Catching the Cold
Fred Adler | Feb 1, 2013
Tracking the genetic diversity and evolution of rhinoviruses can lead to a better understanding of viral evolution, the common cold, and more dangerous infections.
Special Review for H5N1 Grants?
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2012
The National Institutes of Health reveals a controversial plan to regulate the funding of H5N1 research.
The Plastic Genome
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.
RNA-DNA Virus Hybrid Found
Sabrina Richards | Apr 20, 2012
Researchers discovered a virus produced from recombination between RNA and DNA viruses, suggesting a possible new mechanism of virus evolution.