Endogenous retroviruses in the human genome sequence
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-reviews1017Published: 5 June 2001
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?