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17th Century Variola Virus Reveals the Recent History of Smallpox

Ana T Duggan, Maria F Perdomo, Dario Piombino-Mascali, Stephanie Marciniak, Debi Poinar, Matthew V Emery, Jan P Buchmann, Sebastian Duchene, Rimantas Jankauskas, Margaret Humphreys, G Brian Golding, John Southon, Alison Devault, Jean-Marie Rouillard, Jason W Sahl, Olivier Dutour, Klaus Hedman, Antti Sajantila, Geoffrey L Smith, Edward C Holmes Show all

Current Biology | CELL PRESS | Published : 2016


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Funding Acknowledgements

M.F.P. and K.H. are funded by the Helsinki University Hospital Research and Education Fund, the Finnish-Norwegian Medical Foundation, the Academy of Finland (grant no. 1257964), the Medical Society of Finland, the Sigrid Juselius Foundation, and the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. D.P.-M. has been supported by the Education Exchange Support Foundation, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Lithuania. G.L.S. is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow. E.C.H. is funded by an NHMRC Australia Fellowship (grant no. GNT1037231). A.T.D., E.C.H., and H.P. are supported by NHMRC grant GNT1065106. H.P. is supported by a Canada Research Chair, NSERC, SSHRC, CIFAR, and McMaster University. We thank current and former members of the McMaster Ancient DNA Centre, C. Pepperell, and I.H. for their input. We are especially grateful to Agnius Urbanavicius, Justina Kozakaite, and Daumantas Liekis for their precious support during this research. A.D. and J.-M.R. are both employed at MYcroarray and provided the bait set used here. We thank the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR) for generous seed funding for this work.