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improvius



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 05 2008,15:05   

Can someone give me a "Dummies" version of how ERVs work?  I think I understand it, but I'm not clear on a couple of things.  Here in Wikipedia I'm seeing that we have almost 100,000 known ERV "elements or fragments", and that "HERV-K(HML2), makes up less than 1% of HERV elements".  So am I correct to interpret this as meaning over 99% of HERVs should be identical to the ERVs in chimps?

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 05 2008,16:06   

Quote (improvius @ Mar. 05 2008,16:05)
Can someone give me a "Dummies" version of how ERVs work? I think I understand it, but I'm not clear on a couple of things.

Not sure I see what is difficult about this. They put up a blog with a lot of great technical content, with occasional photos that display a fetching countenance and a little black dress. They mercilessly skewer the principals of the ID movement while appealing to the dog lover in all of us. Pretty straightforward.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 05 2008,16:46   

ERVs for creobots might be a good starting place:

http://endogenousretrovirus.blogspot.com/2007....ms.html

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