Gorillas gave rise to half of the known Aids viruses

March 3, 2015 12:51 AM

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Gorillas gave rise to half of the known Aids viruses

Gorillas living in the western lowlands of Africa gave rise to two of the four Aids virus lineages, scientists have discovered.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine looked at simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection in African gorillas and found marked similarities between two types of HIV-1.

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