An Ebola Surprise

Pieces of retroviruses are known littered throughout vertebrate genomes, and Anna Marie Skalka and her colleagues say that part of other viruses may also be found there. Taking an informatics-based approach, she and her colleagues compared the single-stranded RNA genomes of non-retroviruses to the genomes of 48 vertebrates, including humans and guinea pigs.

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