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Not so jumpy

发布时间:2019-03-06 13:20:08来源:未知点击:

By Claire Ainsworth PHEW! Our genome wasn’t invaded by genes from bacteria. Earlier this year, it was claimed that over a hundred bacterial genes had somehow jumped into the genomes of vertebrates. But Michael Stanhope and his team at GlaxoSmithKline in Pennsylvania think the claims were based on faulty analysis. They say their findings should calm fears that genes from genetically engineered foods or bacteria could easily jump to humans. When the first analysis of the human genome appeared in February (New Scientist, 17 February, p 4),