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Vertebrate Genomes Hide Ancient Viruses

Fri, 07/30/2010 - 5:39pm

Reporting in the journal PLOS Pathogens, researchers write opossums have bits of the Ebola virus mixed into their genetic code and human genomes contain snippets of the Borna virus. Study author Anna Skalka says some of the virus genetic code was inserted 40 million years ago.

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