Sunday, March 5, 2017

Possible Origins of Viruses

During the quarter, we briefly discussed viruses and their possible origins. I decided to delve into this subject. I came across a paper written by Patrick Forterre, a researcher at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. In his paper, he described the three main possible theories for the origin of viruses. He goes into great detail about each theory as well as problems with each theory.

If you are interested to read the paper, a link is provided below.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168170206000293

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