Boffins create a Super Interactive Map of the Bird Flu virus.

A team of biomedical experts, led by Daniel Janies, an assistant professor in the department of biomedical informatics at Ohio State University, used special software to create an evolutionary tree of the Avian Flu H5N1 virus’s mutations.

The new, interactive map of the spread of the avian flu virus, (H5N1) for the first time incorporates genetic, geographic and evolutionary information that may help predict where the next outbreak of the virus is likely to occur.

In the process, they also tested hypotheses about the nature of specific strains of the virus that appear to be heading westward and have the ability to infect humans.

Here is the link to the full article: http://www.physorg.com/news97149983.html

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