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Researchers from China, the US, and Australia describe antisense Piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA) responses to endogenous retroviruses such as KoRV-A in the koala genome. The team performed RNA and piRNA sequencing on testis, liver, and brain samples from two KoRV-A-infected koalas from the wild, analyzing the sequences alongside the koala reference genome and available data for two more koalas.

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