I will discuss the distinctive aspects of coronaviruses specifically, and review the outbreaks that have been caused by this family of viruses.
A pair of new articles in Nature Genetics acknowledge just how widespread ERV and retrotransposon functionality is.
Some have claimed that for humans the coalescence to one (or first coalescent) does not happen for well over a million years back in time, calling into question the idea of a single-couple human origin.
ERVs are a favorite with Darwin defenders, claimed as a support for common descent.
Ann Gauger recently wrote an excellent piece about interpreting scientific writings minus all the unnecessary evolutionary gloss.