Defensive Protein Killed Ancient Primate Retroviruses, Research Suggests

Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 23:28 in Biology & Nature

Retroviruses are the worst sort of guest. Over eons, these molecular parasites have insinuated themselves into their hosts' DNA and caused a ruckus. The poor hosts can't even be rid of the intruders by killing them, because they stubbornly remain after death.

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