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Viral phylogeny in court: the unusual case of the Valencian anesthetist.

Abstract:

A large and complex outbreak of hepatitis C virus in Valencia, Spain that began 25 years ago led to the prosecution and conviction of an anesthetist who was accused of infecting hundreds of his patients. Evolutionary analyses of viral gene sequences were presented as evidence in the trial, and these are now described in detail by González-Candelas and colleagues in a paper published in BMC Biology. Their study illustrates the challenges and opportunities that arise from the use of ph...

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10.1186/1741-7007-11-83

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC biology Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
83
Publication date:
2013
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1741-7007
ISSN:
1741-7007
URN:
uuid:3f765178-ecd4-4cb6-be13-fd9b28a3245f
Source identifiers:
416844
Local pid:
pubs:416844

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