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Ancient Origins of Retroviruses

By Tracy Vence | January 12, 2017

Foamy-like endogenous retroviruses may have emerged more than 450 million years ago, according to an analysis.

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Viral Remnants Help Regulate Human Immunity

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | March 3, 2016

Endogenous retroviruses in the human genome can regulate genes involved in innate immune responses.

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Endogenous Retrovirus Active in ALS

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2015

Researchers uncover evidence that a retrovirus embedded within the human genome may play a role in the pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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The Origins of O

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015

A strain of HIV that has afflicted more than 100,000 people emerged from gorillas.

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Viral Protector

By Jef Akst | April 21, 2015

A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

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Repurposed Retroviruses

By Ruth Williams | December 18, 2014

B cells have commandeered ancient viral sequences in the genome to transmit antigen signals.

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Genome Editing Cuts Out HIV

By Kerry Grens | July 21, 2014

Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 method to remove the virus from the host genome in human cell lines.

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image: HIV Returns in Patients Thought Cured

HIV Returns in Patients Thought Cured

By Abby Olena | December 10, 2013

The virus is back in two patients in Boston who received bone-marrow transplants and did not have detectable levels of virus for months.

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Unexpected Origin of an Avian Virus

By Ruth Williams | August 27, 2013

The transmission of reticuloendotheliosis viruses from mammals to birds was most likely an unexpected consequence of medical research.

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Two Patients Rid of HIV?

By Kate Yandell | July 3, 2013

Bone marrow transplants appear to have eliminated HIV from Boston cancer patients.

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