“There is a real possibility that we're basically walking around as virus-controlled meat bags," explained Dr. Travis Thomson, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School who specializes in junk DNA and indirectly endogenous retrovirus control. "We are aware of ourselves, but the only reason why we're aware of ourselves is to help the viruses that control us by making up part of our genome."
such a view pleases the eyes :)
photo by P. Zalewski
Honeybee lifespan could be half what it was 50 years ago – new study https://theconversation.com/honeybee-lifespan-could-be-half-what-it-was-50-years-ago-new-study-194476?utm_source=pocket_saves #bees #science #biology
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Interesting article (in popular science version) on the importance and significance of #viruses and their positive role - via BBC-future.
Just in time to end the week/or start the next one