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Genomic Analysis Hints at H5N1 Pathogenicity

Science  27 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5760, pp. 457
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5760.457

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The largest genomic analysis to date of avian influenza viruses--reported online this week in Science (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1121586)--hints that part of the H5N1 avian influenza strain's pathogenicity may be traced to the behavior of a protein working within the infected cells. (Read more.)