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Human RNA Slows Down a Primate Retrovirus

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Science  22 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5721, pp. 480-481
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5721.480a

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On page 557, researchers describe a so-called microRNA in human cells that appears to restrict the proliferation of a retrovirus, the viral family to which HIV belongs.