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Endogenous retroviruses in the human genome sequence

David J Griffiths

Author Affiliations

Wohl Virion Centre, Department of Immunology and Molecular Pathology, Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, University College London, Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JF, UK

Genome Biology 2001, 2:reviews1017-reviews1017.5  doi:10.1186/gb-2001-2-6-reviews1017

Published: 5 June 2001

Abstract

The human genome contains many endogenous retroviral sequences, and these have been suggested to play important roles in a number of physiological and pathological processes. Can the draft human genome sequences help us to define the role of these elements more closely?