Natural GMOs Part 83: Natural biology comes with no guarantee of safety

Scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli, grown in culture and adhered to a cover slip:Image: National Institutes of Health (part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services)/Public domain.Natural GMOs can be really really bad and fundamentally unsafe, because…

Natural GMOs Part 82: Relocation of genes in new homes creates most of evolution in bacteria

Gene 'Relocation' Key to Most Evolutionary Change in BacteriaScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2011) — In a new study, scientists at the University of Maryland and the Institut Pasteur show that bacteria evolve new abilities, such as antibiotic resistance, predominantly by acquiring…

Natural GMOs Part 81. Thorough genetic characterisation of a naturally transgenic grass plant variety.

GMOs are often defined as events that cannot occur in nature.GMO Pundit's series on natural GMOs has provided many examples of movement of DNA between different species, indeed different biological kingdoms that are found in the natural world. Click on…

Natural GMOs Part 79. It’s not surprising to find, yet again, that genes move around a lot in the ocean

Genetic escape podsMicrobes share and preserve their genetic material by releasing bodies that resemble viruses into the environment[Published 1st October 2010 02:49 PM GMT at The Scientist]Packaging random snippets of DNA into virus-like capsules known as gene transfer agents, or…

Natural GMOs Part 78. Gene movement among bacteria combined with antibiotic overuse is the real antibiotic resistance risk

"The reservoir is in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, and is due to factors that are not controllable — overuse of antibiotics, poor hygiene, and diarrhea in an overcrowded overpopulated country."From Medscape Medical NewsNDM-1 Gene Spreading to Multiple Bacteria Species, Making…

Natural GMOs Part 71. Genes from Ebola Virus Family Found in Human Genome: Scientific American

Genes from Ebola Virus Family Found in Human Genome: Scientific AmericanGenes from Ebola Virus Family Found in Human GenomeA rush of new research has found evidence that some RNA viruses made their way into vertebrate genomes millions of years agoBy…

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