Discovering Retroviruses

Beacons in the Biosphere
by Anna Marie Skalka
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Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: October 22, 2018

ISBN: 9780674988750

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Eight percent of our DNA contains retroviruses that are millions of years old. Anna Marie Skalka explains how our evolving knowledge of these particles has advanced genetic engineering, gene delivery systems, and precision medicine. Retroviruses cause disease but also hold clues to prevention and treatment possibilities that are anything but retro.