June 13, 2003
AIDS Ancestry

Also from the Post this morning is this piece summarizing recent findings of scientists concerning the history of the AIDS virus. It's pretty widely accepted AIDS came from a mutated version of the more common chimpanzee SIV. Turns out, according to these scientists anyway, the chimpanzee SIV is itself the mutation of two versions of a similar disease found in two specific types of monkey.

Posted by scott at June 13, 2003 09:10 AM

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