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Mysterious New ‘Borg’ DNA Seems to Assimilate Genes From Different Organisms

Science alert

19 JULY 2021


Mysterious strands of DNA that seemingly assimilate genes from many different organisms in their surrounding environment have been discovered in a Californian backyard.

Scientists have named these elements “Borgs”, and their discovery could help us not just understand the evolution of microorganisms, but their interactions within their ecosystems, and their role in the broader environment.

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