Doggie ERVs

Humans and their best friend may share ERVs.[1] My first thought was ‘is 10,000 years long enough?’ Let me explain. Firstly: ERVs are endogenous retroviruses. Eh? OK, OK. Our genomes are DNA-based. Retroviruses are viruses with RNA-based genomes that, once they’ve infected a cell, create a DNA copy of their genome that they insert into the … Continue reading Doggie ERVs