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This week in Nature, a Japanese and American research team found the first evidence that mammalian genomes contain sequences from non-retroviral RNA viruses. The endogenous Borna-like N or EBLN elements, named for their similarity to sequences from a group bornaviruses, showed up in the genomes of humans, non-human primates, rodents, and other mammals.

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