This blog post and its comments respond idea the human genome is about 8% virus, using this fact as a jumping-off point to examine the gap between geneticists and the public.
Excerpt: “I think on of the chasms between geneticists and the public is that a lot of things that seem creepy and strange to the public are part & parcel of the geneticist’s professional toolkit. For example, to my knowledge no transgenic mice have turned into the Brain. I have friends that order weird mouse varieties, and then do weirder things to them, every week.”
View the original article here: Humans are at least 8% virus