Category Archives: pseudogenes

The viruses inside us

Dendogram of endogenous retroviruses. Source: Wikipedia. Last month I posted a discussion on a PNAS paper that reported the discovery of a new class of viruses, called pithoviruses, found in a layer of Siberian permafrost. In their paper [1], the researchers conclude: “Our results further substantiate the possibility that infectious viral pathogens might be released […]