NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research team has garnered evidence that bits of non-retroviral RNA viral elements have made their way into mammalian genomes.

A Japanese and American research team searched through mammalian and other sequence databases for sequences resembling the non-retroviral RNA bornaviruses. Indeed, their search turned up endogenous Borna-like N elements, which they dubbed EBLN elements, in the human genome and genomes of other animals including non-human primates, rodents, and the elephant.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.

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