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Friday, February 16, 2018

Scientists: Fragments of ancient viruses in DNA help humans to survive


The specialists of the University of Utah stated that the genomes of ancient viruses embedded in human DNA, are involved in the formation of the immune system. It is known that endogenous retroviruses embed and transmit their genetic material to descendants of infected individuals. In the course of evolution in the genome of all mammals have accumulated a lot of similar fragments of ancient viruses.
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