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Humans May Contain Insect DNA

April 30

“Since these bugs frequently feed on humans, it is conceivable that bugs and humans may have exchanged DNA through the mechanism we uncovered. Detecting recent transfers to humans would require examining people that have been exposed to the bugs for thousands of years, such as native South American populations,” Feschotte said.

via Scientists uncover transfer of genetic material between blood-sucking insect and mammals.

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