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An image of a bacterium stealing DNA.
Watch DNA Being Stolen, in Real Time
7/20/2018

For the first time ever, we can actually see a bacterium steal a piece of DNA in real time. In the video you'll find at the link above, the bacterium Vibrio cholerae reaches out and grabs a free-floating piece of DNA so that it can stitch it into its genome.…

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