HIV not a modern virus

PLoS Pathogens publishes a case of convergent evolution that suggests that ancient primates may have dealt with viruses similar to HIV (or SIV, I guess...).

via Monkey Day News

  1. Newman RM, Hall L, Kirmaier A, Pozzi L-A, Pery E, et al. (2008) Evolution of a TRIM5-CypA Splice Isoform in Old World Monkeys. PLoS Pathog 4(2): e1000003. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000003

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