Viruses

Ancient virus genes make male mice extra muscular

Dec 05, 2016 Mice with (+/+) and without (-/-) syncytin. The male mice without sycintin weigh18% less than those with sycytin.

By Lauriel Earley You’ve probably already heard that you may have more bacterial cells than human cells in your body*, but did you know that you’re also part virus? About 5-8% of your genome is from viruses that integrated into the DNA of your ancestors. These pieces of virus that are in your genome are called […]