Virus Comparison

One of the blogs I read has an interesting quote:

To translate that into simpler terms: they didn’t just compare the genome of the new Ebola variant to other Ebola viruses; that wouldn’t be particularly difficult, since the Ebola genome is only about 19K of data. But they compared it to the sequenced genomes of every previously sequenced virus, and found nearly identical sequences in Ebola and feline leukemia virus! [ed: emphasis mine]

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