Pandemics over the course of evolution have led to the integration of viruses into our genome.
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Bits of viral genes incorporated into human DNA have been linked to cancer, ALS and schizophrenia. But many of these genes may not be harmful, and could even protect against infectious disease.
A four-year-old female Malayan tiger has tested positive for COVID-19, with six other tigers and lions showing symptoms. It’s the first known case of a ‘wild’ animal catching the disease.
A viral invasion is revealing how the genome has its own immune system to fight off attacks.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Koala retrovirus is a menace to koalas, but by watching it at work scientists are finding out how the genome defends itself
How has a retrovirus survived intact within the human genome for millennia, and how has it affected us?
A researcher looking at E.coli bacteria strain at the Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment in Latvia.
What is the difference between these pathogens, and how dangerous are they?
In a world-first project, Australian researchers have mapped koala genomes. A partnership between QUT and the Australian…
Researchers have put to rest links between infectious retroviruses and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Immunology researchers have established there’s no evidence of an infectious cause behind the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prompting warnings an understanding of what triggers the debilitating illness…