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Mutation Fired Outbreak of Deadly Tropical Virus
Science & Tech  (tags: DNA mutation, gene, virus, Chikungunya virus, tropical disease, mosquitoes, humans, infection )

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A simple change in the genetic sequence of the chikungunya virus may have triggered a massive outbreak of the deadly tropical disease on an island in the Indian Ocean. The mutation made it easier for the virus to reproduce inside the mosquitoes.
Ancient Retroviruses Spurred Evolution Of Gene Regulatory Networks In Humans And Other Primates
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, animals, ape, dna, DNA mutation, discovery, dna, evolution, humans, interesting, research, science, scientists, study )

- 4171 days ago -
Ancient Retroviruses Spurred Evolution Of Gene Regulatory Networks In Humans And Other Primates ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2007) -- When ancient retroviruses slipped bits of their DNA into the primate genome millions of years ago, they successfully preserved

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