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Transgenics unnatural? Nature doing ‘horizontal gene transfers’ for eternity

07:02 EDT 18 Oct 2016 | Genetic Literacy Project
The WO virus appears to have horizontally transferred poison genes from black widow spiders

There is [a] fatal flaw to the argument that GMOs are “unnatural” because distant species do not exchange genes in nature – it’s wrong. Biologists refer to the … transfer of genes from one organism to another not through parentage is referred to as horizontal gene transfer. Genetic modification is simply a technique for accomplishing directed horizontal […]

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