The human endogenous retroviruses: An introductory discussion

Imprinted deeply in the human genome are traces of ancient retroviruses that infected humankind or more appropriately, pre-human species about 60 million years ago. Through the natural process of evolution and other biological mechanisms, these traces have found their way in human DNA and become human endogenous retroviruses.

 

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