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Human Genome Bears A Virus Related To HIV

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November 10, 1999
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Buried within the genetic blueprint of every human is a snippet of DNA that resembles a gene sequence from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Humans have been carrying this unwanted genetic baggage around for more than 30 million years, according to researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at Duke University.

November 9, 1999 – Buried within the genetic blueprint of every human is a snippet of DNA that resembles a gene sequence from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Humans have been carrying this unwanted genetic baggage around for more than 30 million years, according to researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at Duke University.


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