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The human Genome is composed of viral DNA

Evidence from over 2 million viral/human alignments, shows that the human genome is composed of viral DNA.
This is not just retroviruses (XMRV and HIV-1) but common viruses such as the rhinovirus, Epstein-Barr, influenza, herpes, papillomavirus, coronavirus and many more. This supports the idea, proposed over a century ago, by J.B.S.Haldane and Felix D'Herelle, that viruses are responsible for the origin of life, and also the idea that viral inserts are responsible for evolutionary jumps.(the insertion of several viral genes, if passed on through the germ line, effectively creates a new being).
This DNA is fragmented, the more so with the age of insertion, but retains enough contiguous sequences to generate short contiguous peptide stretches that are identical to those in thousands of viral proteins. These are often antigenic, and antibodies to the virus may also target their human counterparts, in effect creating protein knockdown, the equivalent of transgenic knockouts. Autoantibodies may also target the cell containing the virus, or its human counterpart and destroy it via autoimmune activation. This scenario is applicable to many human diseases where degeneration is encountered, including Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, Huntington's disease and many more.
 
 

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