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This Week in PNAS

Researchers from the US and the UK used a molecular clock modeling method to take a look at the H1N1 influenza A virus behind the 1918 pandemic, using full length sequence data for influenza A viruses from a range of subtypes and host preferences. The team did molecular clock analyses on each influenza A gene using a few hundred sequences apiece, generating data that puts the emergence of the 1918 pandemic flu virus sometime prior to 1907 or so.

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