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Paleovirology explores evolutionary history of HIV in hopes of finding cure

07:02 EDT 19 Oct 2016 | Genetic Literacy Project

The Malayan flying lemur is a small brown animal with buggy eyes…[A] group of Czech scientists discovered another trait of this mammal: Deep within its genome is DNA of the oldest extinct virus related to HIV. They dated it to be around 60 million years old — meaning it was circulating when Europe and Greenland were still […]

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