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Reanimating A Fossil Virus

Remnants of extinct retroviruses that infected our ancestors millions of years ago make up about 8 percent of our DNA. Scientists recently stitchedtogether the pieces of one virus, HERV-K, creating an active, replicatingretrovirus.

Reanimating A Fossil Virus
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In Our Genes, Old Fossils Take On New Roles
Article | "The past is never dead. It's not even past." -- William Faulkner

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