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Author Topic: You may not know it, but you're part virus  (Read 1895 times)

Darwin

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You may not know it, but you're part virus
« on: November 21, 2007, 09:07:27 AM »
OK, one more and then I'll be a good boy and try to get back on the techy wagon (but believe me, the technology behind this stuff is freakin' amazing!). Anyway, the title says it all. This is an interesting pop-science piece that discusses what human geneticists have been discovering for 20 years or more - that some big parts of our genome have been "incorporated" from outside - we are what we used to be infected by!

http://www.livescien...114-virus-genes.html

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Re: You may not know it, but you're part virus
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007, 10:18:39 AM »
If you can't beat them, join them. Or maybe that should be, if you want to beat them, incorporate them.

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Re: You may not know it, but you're part virus
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007, 11:15:30 AM »
borg borg.
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