NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – The human cytomegalovirus may be more complex than previously thought, according to research published in Science this week.

Researchers involved in the study performed ribosome profiling to identify hundreds of new open reading frames in the virus, and thus possible new proteins encoded by it.

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