Viral fossils reveal how our ancestors may have eliminated an ancient infection

Some viruses can insert their genetic material into the genome of their host, creating a genetic fossil record. Researchers have uncovered how our ancestors may have wiped out one such virus around 11 million years ago. More »
Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Science News ancient infections Laboratory of Retrovirology Paul Bieniasz retroviruses viral fossils Source Type: news