New Simulation Method Sheds Light on the Evolution of HIV | GenomeWeb

Until recently, it was a commonly held belief among HIV-1 researchers that the virus evolves at a relatively slow pace during early infection. But a new computer simulation that reconstructs the speed of HIV-1 protein region evolution from a single virus has challenged that notion. The University of Adelaide's Jack Da Silva published a paper in the March issue of Genetics that described this new computational method. It simulates population changes due to the killing of infected cells by the immune system, together with recombination and random genetic changes.

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