In Light of the Coronavirus, We Bring You the Viruses That Shaped Humanity
When someone is talking about viruses, you get the impression they are talking about things that can make one sick. This is far from the truth; in fact, there are a lot of helpful viruses (yes... helpful) that have allowed us to evolve into what we are today.
Much of this research comes from a focus on the human genome, which is the complete collection of your genetic material.
All this material has been passed down from species to species. That's why there are viruses that are quite similar. But, on the other hand, there are also some that are very different.
These viruses, the ones that are different, have a big role to play here, and they are mostly called retroviruses. Those retroviruses don't just relocate breed and leave, but they actually embed new patterns of leaving their signature.
Somewhere in the past, these viruses were picked up and passed down through human gene cells, and today they make up to 8% of us. What does that mean, and how does that affect us? Well, you'll have to watch the video to find that out. We won't spoil it for you.
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