Genes found in nature by CMB Faculty, Yoshihiro Kawaoka and his team, yield 1918-like virus with pandemic potential

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, identified eight genes from influenza viruses isolated from wild ducks that possessed remarkable genetic similarities to the genes that made up the 1918 pandemic flu virus. 
 
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