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Advanced Warfare: Researchers Examine "Invading" Bacteria In DNA

This comes out of Texas A&M:

"Researchers at Texas A&M University’s Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering have discovered how certain types of bacteria integrate the DNA that they have captured from invading enemies into their own genetic makeup to increase their chances of survival."

"This distinct advantage is helping scientists understand why bacteria carry about 10-20 percent of genes that aren’t their own. Simply put, carrying the virus DNA allows bacteria to increase their chances of survival by producing diverse progeny."

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