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In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Los Alamos National Lab researchers explore phylogenetic patterns that may appear when trying to untangle disease transmission dynamics in an epidemiological investigation. The team used a mathematical framework called coalescent theory to come up with half a dozen phylogenetic tree topologies using HIV-1 sequences from two individuals suspected of being epidemiologically linked.

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