Natural GMO #GMO #poem #poetry #science #biology #evolution

What never livedRotavirus_Reconstruction
But yet evolved?
Retained itself
In species broad?
Shares DNA
But never sex?
Familiar beast
You don’t expect?

Rhyming riddles are hard to write – feel free to offer your own couplets in the comments. I bet you’ll do better than I did. Kate

Researchers from Boston College, US, are studying an ancient group of retroviruses that affected many modern mammal ancestors 30 million years ago. Viruses that colonized our ancestors and, “over the course of millions of years, however, viral genetic sequences accumulate in the DNA genomes of living organisms, including humans.”

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