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Parasitic DNA & the Evolution of Human Pregnancy

According to a recent article in Slate, researchers believe the evolution of human pregnancy may be linked to a parasitic DNA (10-07) that infected our ancestors by replicating itself throughout their genomes 100 million years ago (10+08). Scientists studied the uterine cells of three contemporary mammals, specifically opossums, armadillos and humans. Their goal was “… [...]

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