paleovirology

Paleovirology: Ghosts and Gifts of Ancient Viruses

Harmit Malik Principal Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Human genomes are ancient battlegrounds of arms races waged between viruses and their hosts for millions of years. Just as historians reconstruct battlefields to better understand historical battles, evolutionary biologists and virologists can reconstruct how ancient viruses affected their hosts by analyzing their “fossil” remains in […]