Tasmanian devils' infectious cancer offer insights into human epidemics

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What can we learn about diseases by studying the Tasmanian devils' infectious cancer? Sam Scheiner of the NSF discusses the insight that science can learn by studying these critters.

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The global spread of Hepatitis C Virus

submitted by: Gkikas Magiorkinis

This video is a slideshow describing the main findings of our paper: The global spread of Hepatitis C Virus 1a and 1b: A phylogeographic and phylodynamic analysis, published in PLoS Medicine on the 15th December 2009 (Article).