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Two new studies seek to validate the results of retracted 2004 paperon parasite-to-host gene transfer

The microparasite that causes Chagas disease really can integrate bits of its genetic material into its host's genome, where it can then be inherited by the host's offspring, according to two studies published in PLoS ONE and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLoS NTD).
 
 

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