Tuesday, November 07, 2006

But did God put the fossil in our DNA to trick us?

Nature, this old smalltown rag that does some science reporting, has a fascinating article on A fossil of a human retrovirus. Essentially, it was incorporated into the human genome long ago, thought to possibly have a hand in tumor formation. It's caused a bit of an uproar in the science community, because while this 'Phoenix' virus is rather weak, it presents a potential risk and paves the road for much more dangerous viruses to be resurrected.

So what do y'all think?

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