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Songbird Fossil Virus May Help Predict Pandemics

September 29th, 2010 09:15 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Researchers announced they found a fossil virus hiding in the most unexpected place: the chromosomes of several songbird species. This ancient virus resembles human hepatitis B virus. Finding this ancient virus will catalyze new lines of inquiry that may help scientists predict and prevent future human viral pandemics that originate in birds.”

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