Unfixed Endogenous Retroviral Insertions in the Human Population

UNLABELLED One lineage of human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs), HERV-K(HML2), is upregulated in many cancers, some autoimmune/inflammatory diseases, and HIV-infected cells. Despite 3 decades of research, it is not known if these viruses play a causal role in disease, and there has been recent interest in whether they can be used as immunotherapy targets… CONTINUE READING