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Hungry for Details, Scientists Zoom In on SARS Genomes

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Science  02 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5620, pp. 715-717
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5620.715

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Every week brings new questions about SARS--and sometimes, glimmers of answers. Last week, many of the questions centered on the genome of the new coronavirus believed to be the culprit. Researchers around the world have devoured the genetic code like a pack of wolves, searching for clues to the virus's origins, behavior, and future. (See reports published online by Science.)