Genomic battle scars of viral infection.

My colleague (and former PhD student in the same lab where I did my PhD, though not overlapping) Derek Taylor of SUNY Buffalo has published a very interesting paper indicating that relatives of the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses can be found in the genomes of other mammals, including bats and wallabies.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100702152411.htm

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/06/bats-and-wallabies-have-a-lot-of.html


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