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Of Swine and Men

Scientists study H1N1’s past to predict what  the virus has in store

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1:05pm, February 12, 2010

As viruses go, H1N1 is a genetic pip-squeak. Like its influenza brethren, it possesses only eight genes. Yet those few genes are telling researchers a complex story about where this newly infamous virus came from, and, more importantly, where it might go.

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