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@guac · 9 months ago

How the placenta evolved from an ancient virus https://whyy.org/segments/the-placenta-went-viral-and-protomammals-were-born/

https://whyy.org/segments/the-placenta-went-viral-and-protomammals-were-born/
How the placenta evolved from an ancient virus

whyy.org

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January

summary

When evolutionary biologists studied the protein involved in fusing placenta cells, it didn’t look like it came from human DNA. It looked like a virus.