By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study appearing online last night in PLoS Biology suggests ancient viruses in the same family as hepatitis B found their way into bird genomes millions of years earlier than once thought.

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The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

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