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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2 Responses to Virus Comparison

  1. KH says:

    Hi Bill,
    I’m presently trying to work a project paper for my BSc in Civil Engineering , but don’t know where to start. I have choosen “Engineering Countermeasures for Reducing Road fatalities”. Can you assist in offering some guide.

  2. Bill Ruhsam says:

    KH: Check out these references. You should find some useful stuff there.

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