NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The influenza A H1N1 virus — commonly referred to as swine flu — contains both "triple reassorted" human, bird, and pig flu gene segments as well as gene segments resembling those in Eurasian swine flu viruses, according to a paper appearing online today in Science.

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