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Human Genome Contaminated With Mycoplasma DNA

MIT Technology Review
The discovery of alien DNA in the published human genome raises important questions about preventing ‘virtual infections’
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Jo Anne Lillis
Jo Anne Lillis • 2 years ago

The discovery of alien DNA in the published human genome raises important questions about preventing 'virtual infections'

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