Friday, November 1, 2019


Virome:  The human virome  (also referred to as the viral metagenome) is the total collection of all type of viruses in and on the human body. Studies have shown a distinct viral profile in each person in the research. Viruses can attack human cells. They may also infect other organisms in the human body including bacteria. Some viruses are capable of causing diseases, while others help in a variety of body processes and are very. Viral infections of humans include chronic infections that may be asymptomatic or that may be associated with serious, even fatal diseases such as AIDS. Many disease, the causes of which have not be definitely identified, may be of viral origin. Greater than 8% of the human genome are believed to be endogenous retroviruses. There is some evidence of their association with diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Whether or not they are definitely causal, however, or just linked with them, is still uncertain.

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