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viral s*x

Well, viral recombination anyway. I mentioned in an earlier post that viruses can pick up sections of DNA from each other, while within the host's cells. Now ERV has a post on this, in a lot more detail (& really well explained - she is a great science communicator!).

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Just a note, thought you might find this post on giraffe evolution interesting.

http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?p=538

Thanks for this, Darcy :-) I've finally found time to follow your link - I'll add it as an update to my original post.

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