This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, a team from the University of Wisconsin at Madison reports on findings from a study that used herpes simplex virus sequences to retrace historical human migration patterns. Using genome sequences for 31 HSV-1 isolates from around the world, the researchers uncovered half a dozen clade clusters that appeared to coincide with specific human populations and migration events.

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