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Published On: Sat, Oct 14th, 2017

Michio Kaku And Frank Ryan: How Ancient Viruses Molded And Changed The Human Genome [Opinion]

Michio Kaku and the Human Genome

Michio Kaku and Frank Ryan recently discussed the human genome and how viruses have become part of mammal DNA. Viruses have altered the DNA of humans and other mammals including rodents. About 8 percent of all human genetic material is the result of remnants of ancient viruses, human ancestors were exposed to.

Michio Kaku’s guest Frank Ryan is the author of The Mysterious World of the Human Genome, and Michio Kaku is a co-author of the String Theory. Michio Kaku and Frank Ryan had a fascinating discussion about the human genome, and how ancient viruses made changes in the Human race, in the video below.

Aris Katzourakis, another brilliant geneticist recently had an interview with The New York Times on how viruses changed the Human Genome. Human DNA contains about 100,000 pieces of viral DNA. Are these parts of viruses helpful are harmful, asked The New York Times?

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Michio Kaku And Frank Ryan: How Ancient Viruses Molded And Changed The Human Genome [Opinion]