The Hepatitis virus is 19 million years old

The ancient origins of Hepatitis are coming to light, thanks to virus fragments locked in the genomes of modern songbirds. A "fossilized virus" isn't one embedded in rocks, but rather in the DNA of the host, and this is the first-ever hepatitis-family virus discovered. It was found in the same location in the genomes… » 9/30/10 12:39pm 9/30/10 12:39pm