The Pandemic That Lasted 15 Million Years

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Our DNA holds evidence of a huge, ancient pandemic, one that touched many different species, spanned the globe, and lasted for more than 15 million years.
The paper we discuss throughout the episode:
Diehl, W., Patel, N., Halm, K. and Johnson, W., 2016. Tracking interspecies transmission and long-term evolution of an ancient retrovirus using the genomes of modern mammals. eLife, 5.
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  1. John Titor
    John Titor
    10 orë më parë

    Lets just burn everything and go back to the caves

  2. TheGiantburger
    14 orë më parë

    Is it humans? Edit: Unless this is the real life walking dead my idea was better.

  3. Lopamudra Ray
    Lopamudra Ray
    19 orë më parë

    Viral DNA? Or RNA?

  4. Colin Whiteneck
    Colin Whiteneck
    20 orë më parë

    15 million yrs to flatten the curve

  5. eagle kings
    eagle kings
    22 orë më parë

    I think virus play a huge part in random mutations and natural selection of multicellular organisms🤔. "Co-existence or non-existence"

  6. jans1982
    23 orë më parë

    Randy Marsh watching this...

  7. Jasmijn ariel
    Jasmijn ariel
    Ditë më parë

    I cant handle a 15million year lockdown sorry! 🥺

  8. Marina Abroad
    Marina Abroad
    Ditë më parë

    Dont give it ideas!!

  9. Capricosm
    Ditë më parë

    Viruses have been around since life begun on Earth.

  10. tebytorozo
    Ditë më parë

    I though he was going to say that we human were that pandemia.

  11. Sauryasasi Daspal
    Sauryasasi Daspal
    Ditë më parë

    Preparation of covid justification???

  12. leo7630
    2 ditë më parë

    xi poo poo to his comrades......"did u guys write that down"??

  13. Atmanirbhar
    2 ditë më parë

    Is that "Human Stupidity"?

  14. pgibsonorg
    2 ditë më parë

    Coronavirus was a lab originated virus from gain of function research. Asserting possible natural origins for Covid makes me wonder if PBS is intentionally supporting NIH’s coverup of the origins of Covid-19

  15. Aditya Phadnis
    Aditya Phadnis
    2 ditë më parë

    Another pandemic has proliferated on Mother Earth since few centuries , which is humans

  16. Siam Zubayer
    Siam Zubayer
    3 ditë më parë

    Sheesh, so no school tomorrow eh boys?

  17. SJ C
    SJ C
    3 ditë më parë

    Nature: hmm this human race is getting a little bit full of itself Covid19: nature, hold my beer, I got this

  18. John Trench
    John Trench
    4 ditë më parë

    Welcome the understanding of why getting vaccinated in the modern age is both personally important AND important to the public as a whole.

  19. The lost Poet
    The lost Poet
    4 ditë më parë

    But I have Negative Rh antigen in my blood and hence I don’t have similarity with blood in rhesus monkey 🤔

  20. Lauren Damaso Ruiz
    Lauren Damaso Ruiz
    4 ditë më parë

    I never wear jeans so that makes perfect sense

    4 ditë më parë

    Go vegan plz

  22. C G
    C G
    4 ditë më parë

    You are cute genes

  23. D B
    D B
    5 ditë më parë

    The Coronavirus may be a competitivor to the longest virus ever. Judging by how people can't learn how to stay in doors. Lol🧐

  24. Annabel Hawksworth
    Annabel Hawksworth
    6 ditë më parë

    The answer to why humans are a plague, we are more virus that genes.

  25. upthebracket26
    6 ditë më parë

    has humanity really lasted this long?

  26. Google Sucksass
    Google Sucksass
    7 ditë më parë

    Pandemic is the incorrect term.

  27. R. Flash
    R. Flash
    7 ditë më parë

    Finally a explanation as to why everyone is such a got damn MORON!

  28. Andrew Zych
    Andrew Zych
    7 ditë më parë

    meh viruses are the true engine of evolution!

  29. Rupesh Sane
    Rupesh Sane
    7 ditë më parë

    I thought it's humans

  30. DeLoachApproach
    7 ditë më parë

    If you cannot beat 'em - co-opt 'em.

  31. Luisa Cardet
    Luisa Cardet
    8 ditë më parë

    PBS ENOS. Don't waste your time, this people don't know what you talking about. Thanks for posting. Well educated.

  32. Ridhima Kunda
    Ridhima Kunda
    8 ditë më parë

    15 million????? Ok I am going to nicobar island....

  33. Steven Salerno
    Steven Salerno
    9 ditë më parë

    Again with this crap. Covid came from the lab. Even the intelligence agencies aren’t trying to hide anymore.

  34. JtheArgonaut
    9 ditë më parë

    Interesting video. I wonder how can scientists say with certainty that this sequence of the DNA code was once a virus?

  35. Brown Whale
    Brown Whale
    9 ditë më parë

    15 millions years is nothing. It took me like forever to get out of lockdown.

  36. Kshitij Sharma
    Kshitij Sharma
    9 ditë më parë

    Getting cancer by virus?

  37. Stephanie Yee
    Stephanie Yee
    9 ditë më parë

    This is very interesting and informative.

  38. Haze Cliff
    Haze Cliff
    9 ditë më parë

    I thought it was stupidity.

  39. Cheese Melon
    Cheese Melon
    9 ditë më parë

    It's possible that dolphins just inherited it from Indohyus (dolphins didn't exist at that time). This would've put them in close proximity with the Glires, whom rabbits evolved from.

  40. Patrick van Ham
    Patrick van Ham
    10 ditë më parë

    Makes me think of the Matrix: Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realised that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.

  41. Princess Pepita
    Princess Pepita
    10 ditë më parë

    With selfish idiots refusing the vaccine in developed countries and Covid ripping through Asia and Africa unchecked, we can expect new variants to continue to ravage us for YEARS. People who think a worse variant isn't coming are fooling themselves. Don't throw away your masks- this ain't over, not by a long shot.

  42. markr1878
    10 ditë më parë

    The 8% versus 2% is irrelevant. If the 2% is more important and the 8% is just read as irrelevant. When you get a newspaper. You don't read the entire thing word for word. You look for the more important information. Just because a ERV embedded itself means nothing in itself. If it doesn't encode for anything.

  43. ClosestNearUtopia
    10 ditë më parë

    Disliked, just for the content..

  44. Gaurav Kumar Gupta Yadav
    Gaurav Kumar Gupta Yadav
    10 ditë më parë

    Wow lockdown for 15 million years

  45. No Name
    No Name
    11 ditë më parë

    Is it happening right now, you know, a virus that doesn’t kill its host & therefore science has not become aware of it? How about Covid in folks that either show no symptoms or survive the sickness associated with it-is the surviving host’s DNA being changed by the virus?

  46. Nallah108
    11 ditë më parë

    If an event happens to the most successful species and lasts for fifteen million years IS NOT A PANDEMIC. It's called: Evolution.

  47. Leroy Jenkins
    Leroy Jenkins
    11 ditë më parë

    Thank you PBS, This is all i needed to lift my spirits up. Sincerely, Indian Guy

  48. Beverley Lumb
    Beverley Lumb
    11 ditë më parë

    So does that mean that cancers are caused by a virus so we could get a vaccine for them eventually if that's the case and I'm understanding it right

  49. Shazuan Ajiji
    Shazuan Ajiji
    11 ditë më parë

    I guess Agent Smith was right..we are a type of virus after all..😂

  50. jamie chatterton
    jamie chatterton
    12 ditë më parë

    If Viral DNA, I presume it's dormant, that might act like conditions we see today, could those conditions be caused by the random activation of said DNA?

  51. Lawrence lawrence
    Lawrence lawrence
    12 ditë më parë

    More virus than genes and to add to that more bacteria cells than human cells. My oh my our bodies are a walking virus/germ organism. Then on the metaphysical side let's talk about spirit and see how that fits in.

  52. nosuchthing8
    12 ditë më parë

    We are more virus than genes...mind blown...

  53. Hitesh Saxena
    Hitesh Saxena
    12 ditë më parë

    Very timely video, doesn't give much hope!

  54. Priyanshi Una
    Priyanshi Una
    12 ditë më parë

    No Pandemic can be bigger than the birth of us Humans!!

  55. QwErTy
    13 ditë më parë

    O oh i have a bad feeling about this

  56. Harshit Bhardwaj
    Harshit Bhardwaj
    13 ditë më parë

    Curse you PBS Eons. How dare you show me this recommendation after 1 year of lockdowns and depression. Damn you!

  57. Gil Peterson
    Gil Peterson
    14 ditë më parë

    That bloody comet joke has to be at least 65 million years old...

  58. [ CMV ] America
    [ CMV ] America
    14 ditë më parë

    Don’t tell Dr. Fauci this.

  59. Ragna Podewski
    Ragna Podewski
    14 ditë më parë

    There were no virologists in that time, so life could go on!

  60. atimholt
    14 ditë më parë

    Interesting-I guess the zeitgeist has moved on from always depicting viruses as bacteriophages, huh?

  61. Jay Rozario
    Jay Rozario
    14 ditë më parë

    War of the Worlds was trying to tell us something real and viruses are actually security updates.

  62. Anindita Basak
    Anindita Basak
    15 ditë më parë

    Would request the host to decrease his rate of speech. He is too fast to follow.

  63. Jason Jones
    Jason Jones
    15 ditë më parë

    Maybe a virus is the reason humans evolved the way they did....

  64. Ars Longa
    Ars Longa
    15 ditë më parë

    It’s all one big soup.

  65. rinck17
    15 ditë më parë

    We ended lockdowns too soon. -Dr. Fauci

  66. sayan roy
    sayan roy
    15 ditë më parë

    "You're more virus than you're genes." Did you listen, Corona ? I'm your brethren, buddy. Don't infect me.

  67. sayan roy
    sayan roy
    15 ditë më parë

    I'm a time traveller from the year 15,002,019. It's still on, folks. Brace yourselves.

  68. Arthur
    16 ditë më parë

    A new mistery link

  69. mari 〈3
    mari 〈3
    16 ditë më parë

    Can anyone point me to the video he referred to at the end?

  70. Time To Thrive
    Time To Thrive
    16 ditë më parë

    Ironic discovery timing.

  71. Genji
    16 ditë më parë

    So wait, if the virus causes cancer, couldn't that possibly mean the reason why we get cancer right now is because of virus still being in our system? Or at least it being one of the causes?

  72. Aquatic Typhoon
    Aquatic Typhoon
    16 ditë më parë

    What would happen if the DNA was spliced out? I wonder if it has anything to do with mutations that cause cancer in modern humans. I know someone spliced their own DNA to allow them to process lactate, so I wonder if it can be done to purposely to take out unwanted genes.

  73. dilore1
    17 ditë më parë

    All living organisms have contaminated DNA??

  74. Iftekhar Ahmed
    Iftekhar Ahmed
    17 ditë më parë

    good timing .. this is comforting

  75. Joe tuktyyuktuk
    Joe tuktyyuktuk
    17 ditë më parë

    There is a viral pandemic that started more than 100,000 years ago and continues to this day. The Earth is very sick with an infection of Humans, it's immune system is currently trying to fight back...

  76. Mr V
    Mr V
    17 ditë më parë

    This one feels like it

  77. K k
    K k
    18 ditë më parë

    Now I gotta wear a mask for 15 million years 🙂

  78. tibetloga
    18 ditë më parë

    It was ancient genetic engineering using a virus as a carrier. Two of our chromosomes have been fused together. That chromosome has twice the number of telomeres as the others. Someone, or something, has been meddling.

  79. Mike
    18 ditë më parë

    Dont give bill gates any more ideas

  80. Jennifer Carriger
    Jennifer Carriger
    18 ditë më parë

    Overly extreme environmentalist: HUMANS ARE A DISEASE UPON THE EARTH!!!! Scientists: well sort of, let me explain...

  81. lady lati
    lady lati
    19 ditë më parë

    Humans are more bacteria than human tissue too .

  82. Matthew Alexander Hare
    Matthew Alexander Hare
    19 ditë më parë

    Sensation: DNA randomly mutates. 🤦‍♂️

  83. Cyril Ambata
    Cyril Ambata
    19 ditë më parë

    Crisper cas-9 discussed in a netflix documentary would explain this. Our immune system has a genetic component that 'remembers' virus strains by binding parts of the virus to our genetic sequences.

  84. Carl Good
    Carl Good
    20 ditë më parë

    as a PhD molecular geneticist, very well done

  85. Leonah The Lioness
    Leonah The Lioness
    20 ditë më parë

    If they had only worn their masks.. 🤔

  86. Demoniclily
    21 ditë më parë

    We're now on year 15million of "two weeks to flattening the curve"

  87. Tabby Chan
    Tabby Chan
    21 ditë më parë

    I knew that humanity is a virus

  88. Joe Kawano
    Joe Kawano
    21 ditë më parë

    I wonder what effects our current virology will have on our DNA / output-selves long term...

  89. John Redcorn
    John Redcorn
    21 ditë më parë

    “15 days, i mean...million years to slow the spread” -Some dude

  90. Ahsan Habib
    Ahsan Habib
    21 ditë më parë

    Imagine being locked down for 15million years.

  91. 420KinK
    21 ditë më parë

    Wonder what would happen if we removed all the retrovirus DNA.

  92. Shadowhenge
    21 ditë më parë

    Could that be an evolutionary attempt at pre-programming immunity?

  93. SecretAgent02
    22 ditë më parë

    Anyone else remember when scientists unfroze a 70 million year old highly dangerous bacteria ...

  94. 박Snow
    22 ditë më parë

    This reminds me that I, myself, is a mystery.

  95. Senator
    22 ditë më parë

    when you eat you coding

  96. Senator
    22 ditë më parë

    coding...nothing but atoms and coding

  97. Kurt
    23 ditë më parë

    How are terrestrial viruses passed to fully aquatic mammals? Were they eating semi-aquatic mammals?

  98. gotnokittys
    25 ditë më parë

    If some have their way, 4 jabs a year, for 15 million years.

  99. Lunabelle Stevens
    Lunabelle Stevens
    25 ditë më parë

    Y’all are really eager to give COVID ideas.

  100. Tommy Quinones
    Tommy Quinones
    27 ditë më parë

    Covid 30million AD: Virus that lasted 15mil years... cute.