The Pandemic That Lasted 15 Million Years


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The Pandemic That Lasted 15 Million Years

The Pandemic That Lasted 15 Million Years

Our DNA holds evidence of a huge, ancient pandemic, one that touched many different species, spanned the globe, and lasted for more than 15 million years.

The paper we discuss throughout the episode: Diehl, W., Patel, N., Halm, K. and Johnson, W., 2016. Tracking interspecies transmission and long-term evolution of an ancient retrovirus using the genomes of modern mammals. eLife, 5. https://elifesciences.org/articles/12704


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