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Ancient Retrovirus Sheds Light on Modern Pandemic

June 21, 2007

News thumbnail for biology Human resistance to a retrovirus that infected chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates four million years ago, ironically, may be at least partially responsible for the susceptibility of humans to HIV infection today. Full Story

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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