Genomic Techniques Shed New Light on Encephalitis Epidemic | GenomeWeb

As an evolutionary biologist studying malaria, Susan Perkins didn't expect to find herself knee-deep in flaviviruses. But by pairing phylogenetic and molecular evolutionary analyses combined with large-scale sequencing techniques to study one in particular — the St. Louis encephalitis virus — she and her colleagues were able to make  an unexpected discovery about its past, and the route it took to get from there to here.

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