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Stories by Helen Thompson

U.S. Swine Flu Outbreak Spikes

A total of 145 patients has been diagnosed in recent weeks with a strain of the H3N2 animal influenza virus, but it likely has not yet evolved the ability to transmit efficiently between humans

August 14, 2012 — Helen Thompson and Nature magazine

Cuts Loom for U.S. Science

As budget bills line up, federally funded research agencies anticipate postelection panic

July 24, 2012 — Ivan Semeniuk, Helen Thompson and Nature magazine

Hot Spring Yields New Hybrid Viral Genome

The discovery of an apparent DNA-RNA hybrid virus blurs the boundaries between two major groups, and shows that recombination could be an important route of virus evolution

April 20, 2012 — Helen Thompson and Nature News Blog