Retroviruses: Dangerous Pathogens in Our DNA

Want to share this article? Visit our re-post guidelines. Article Summary: Retroviruses are responsible for many deadly diseases including cancer, leukemia, and AIDS. Retroviruses, unlike typical viruses, are RNA viruses. An enzyme in retroviruses transcribes their RNA into a DNA molecule that can integrate with a host’s DNA. Once in a host cell, a retrovirus…