Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 10th, 2005
According to a recently published report from Canada, "Viruses are much smaller than prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and it is now practical to sequence closely related members of virus families, strains, or even different isolates recovered during the course of an outbreak.
"However, comparative analysis of viral genomes requires the development of novel bioinformatics tools that allow us to align, edit, compare and interact with these genomes at all levels, from whole genome, to gene family, to single nucleotide polymorphisms."
"Comparative viral genomics can lead to the...
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