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Science Advances  01 Jan 2021:
Vol. 7, no. 1, eabd5393
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd5393

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  • Received for publication June 26, 2020
  • Accepted for publication October 28, 2020
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  1. Daniel B. Larremore1,2,*,
  2. Bryan Wilder3,
  3. Evan Lester4,5,
  4. Soraya Shehata5,6,
  5. James M. Burke4,
  6. James A. Hay7,8,
  7. Milind Tambe3,
  8. Michael J. Mina7,8,9,*, and
  9. Roy Parker2,4,6,10,*,
  1. 1Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder.
  2. 2BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado Boulder.
  3. 3Center for Research on Computation and Society, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.
  4. 4Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder.
  5. 5Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
  6. 6Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Boulder.
  7. 7Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  8. 8Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  9. 9Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
  10. 10Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: daniel.larremore{at} (D.B.L.); mmina{at} (M.J.M.); roy.parker{at} (R.P.)
  • These authors contributed equally to this work.


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