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xiaoqian liu

joined in Sep 19, 2023

Assistant Research Fellow at Institute of Zoology.

liu has 1 break published.

Age-induced unsealing of the "Pandora's box": resurrection of endogenous retroviruses

Human evolution is like a tightrope walker with viruses – in a delicate balance. Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), once part of ancient retroviral infections, are now permanently fixed in our genome. Most of them, including human ERVs (HERVs), like landmines buried in the past, accumulate mutations... click to read more

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published on Sep 20, 2023