NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a long-awaited study appearing online today in Science, an Erasmus Medical Center-led team provide results from their study looking at the "bird flu," or avian H5N1 influenza A, virus' ability to morph into a form that is transmissible between mammals — along with the genetic alterations that accompany this transformation.

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