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  • n. Plural form of retrovirus.

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  • RETROVIRUSES MEETING AT COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY The types of viruses known as retroviruses cause some cancers as well as AIDS.

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  • In 1996, researchers discovered that viruses called retroviruses, which live inside of cells, could be transmitted from pig cells to human cells.

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  • Viruses such as HIV that insert themselves into host chromosomes, called retroviruses, were discovered at UW-Madison in the 1970s.

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  • First, the viruses employed in the process, called retroviruses, are associated with cancer because they insert DNA anywhere in a cell's genome, thereby potentially triggering the expression of cancer-causing genes, or oncogenes.

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  • One of its authors was David Baltimore, Nobel laureate, star of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's biology department and one of the discoverers of "retroviruses," in which RNA makes DNA rather than vice versa.

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  • With some agents, known as retroviruses, the new DNA is integrated into the cell’s genome, along with the rest of the cell’s native DNA.

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  • This requires the use of multiple retroviruses, meaning the genes end up in random locations in the mouse genome, which can interfere with the function of the mouse's own genes.

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  • But to induce pluripotency, four reprogramming genes known as Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and c-Myc, had to be injected into the genome, which required multiple retroviruses, meaning the genes end up in random locations in the mouse genome, which can interfere with the function of the mouse's own genes.

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  • * Indeed, it will often be indistinguishable from n = 1 (leaving aside hybridization, retroviruses, etc.).

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  • In modern humans, the genes were most likely inherited from a common ancestor infected with retroviruses, probably from rodents.

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