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First evidence of gene transfer from human host to bacterial pathogen
Posted By MarleighJones On February 14, 2011 @ 6:33 am In Science & Technology,Tile | Comments Disabled
February 14, 2011
Northwestern Medicine researchers have discovered the first evidence of a human DNA fragment in a bacterial genome.
In this case, the transfer was observed in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea.
Further research showed the gene transfer appears to be a recent evolutionary event.
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