HIV's Genetic Code Adds To Evidence of Virus' Emergence In Humans A Century Ago

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Scientists at the UA, led by Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department Head and BIO5 Microbiome Associate Director Dr. Michael Worobey, were able to extract from the tissue a nearly complete genetic sequence of an HIV virus — the oldest nearly full-length genetic code for an HIV-1 virus recovered thus far, supporting the theory that HIV began to transmit among people within the first two decades of the 20th century.