Ancient Viral Invaders in Our DNA Help Fight Today’s Infections

About eight percent of our DNA is viral in origin: remnants of ancient battles between infectious viruses and our ancestors. These so-called endogenous viruses are often perceived as a mere oddity with no clear biological significance. But a new study by scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine shows that evolution has repurposed … Continue reading Ancient Viral Invaders in Our DNA Help Fight Today’s Infections