Gorillas source of two HIV-1 lineages

Reuters, Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting, a new study has found.

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HIV pandemic originated in Kinshasa in the 1920s, say scientists

The Guardian,

A “perfect storm” of urban change that began in 1920s Kinshasa led to the catastrophic spread of HIV across Africa and into the wider world, according to scientists who used genetic sequencing and historical records to trace the origins of the pandemic.

 

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Is monogamy unnatural?

 

ABC Science Show, Saturday 28 June 2014 12:05PM

Christopher Ryan reviews the enjoyment of sex, evidence from prehistory, and even the charming behaviour of bonobos, to suggest that conventional monogamy is but a blip in human history, and basically, doesn’t work.

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