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Ancient human virus resurrected

Virus from distant past may throw light on role of retroviruses in cancer.

Retroviruses, of which HIV is a modern example, infiltrated our genome long ago. Credit: RUSSELL KIGHTLEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


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Pearson, H. Ancient human virus resurrected. Nature (2006).

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