‘Koala AIDS’ research reveals genome evolution in action

Published: 12/10/2019
‘Koala AIDS’ research reveals genome evolution in action
Source: TECHNOLOGY.INQUIRER.NET

Wild koalas sickened by a deadly retrovirus are fighting the disease at the genetic level, scientists said Thursday, a rare evolutionary process unfolding before our eyes. The KoRV-A retrovirus first began infecting the marsupial between hundreds to a few thousand years ago, starting from the north of Australia and spreading south, and may have originated […] The post ‘Koala AIDS’

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