Hitchhiking Herpes Virus Aligns with Spread of Human Civilization

October 21, 2013 9:05 PM

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Hitchhiking Herpes Virus Aligns with Spread of Human Civilization

A genomic study of the herpes simplex type 1 virus has revealed marked parallels with the migration of humans over the course of civilization.

Researchers behind the study say the results are a confirmation of the "out-of-Africa" pattern of human migration, which has previously been documented by anthropologists and by studies of the human genome.

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