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Response to Comment on “Mutation rate and genotype variation of Ebola virus from Mali case sequences”

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Science  12 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6300, pp. 658
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf4561

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Rambaut et al. show that the erratum to our report on Ebola virus Makona evolution not only corrected sample dates modified by others in GenBank but also corrected an additional transcriptional error in our original analysis. We agree with their observation that both factors contributed to our revised evolutionary rate estimate but continue to stand by our revised estimate and conclusions.

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