Updated genetic analysis with new Jordan-N3 genome.

NAMRU-3 have released a genome sequence from one of the early patients in Jordan. This sequence, collected in April 2012, is the most divergent novel coronavirus given its time of sampling. A genetic analysis, still crude given the small number of sequences, suggests a higher rate of evolution than estimated previously from the 2 UK sequences but still suggests a most recent common ancestor back into 2011. Analysis is posted here:

http://epidemic.bio.ed.ac.uk/coronavirus_analysis

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