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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 Old Infowars Posts Style,Science & Technology,Tile | Comments Disabled

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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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