Archive for December 4th, 2008

Virus Found in Lemurs May Hold Key to Origins of HIV

Latest genetic research was able to look into primate genomes, which they say could hold the key about the origins of HIV.  In a study that is scheduled to appear in the online version of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers was able to screen sequence data on almost two dozen primate species and identified a lentivirus called pSIVgml in the gemone of a Madagascar gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus).The research team from Stanford University suggested that HIV…