They have found that cross-species transfers, even between plants and animals, have occurred frequently throughout evolution.
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Among the deadliest diseases, hepatitis infection is widely spread around the world affecting 400 million people with hepatitis B and C, more than 10 times the number of people living with HIV. An estimated 1.45 million people died of the disease in 2013 – up from less than a million in 1990. Today, only 1 in 20 people with viral hepatitis know they have it. And just 1 in 100 with the disease is being treated.
An international team of scientists, including groups from UC San Francisco, Gladstone Institutes, and the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, have for the first time identified genes and gene regulatory elements that are essential in wing development in the Natal long-fingered bat.
Researchers in Sri Lanka are strengthening the nation’s capacity to detect and manage health issues linked to wildlife-human interactions.