Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have made an Ebola genome browser available, the university has announced.

The newly minted UCSC Ebola Genome Portal links to the new browser, which aligns five Ebola and two Marburg virus strains. In particular, the UCSC researchers have aligned 148 individual viral genomes, including more than a hundred from the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

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