Mammalian Genomes House Non-Retroviral RNA Virus Sequences, Study Finds | GenomeWeb

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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