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Newly discovered "Borg" DNA is unlike anything scientists have ever seen – HotAir

Newly discovered "Borg" DNA is unlike anything scientists have ever seen – HotAir

Scientists have discovered DNA sequences in wetland soil that are unlike anything ever found and which could have “important and unanticipated climate implications,” according to a new preprint study co-authored by a Nobel Prize Laureate, among other genomics researchers.Borgs are extrachromosomal elements, meaning that these DNA sequences are found outside the chromosomes that lie within the nucleus of most cells and that contain the majority of an organism’s genetic material.Examples of extrachromosomal elements include plasmids, which can replicate outside of a host’s chromosomes, and some viruses.1 AP: County officials identified fewer than 200 cases of possible voter fraud in Arizona, only four of which were charged 2 Ibram Kendi suggests we should have a Congressional Racism Office to score bills 3 Out: Climate change.

In: Moon wobble 4 Texas Speaker of the House strips Democrat of top leadership position 5 Newly discovered "Borg" DNA is unlike anything scientists have ever seen 6 Israeli prime minister: Pfizer isn't as strong against the Delta variant as we'd hoped 7 Frank Luntz: It's time for Biden to publicly call on Trump to join him in the vaccination effortThe authors of the new paper, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, named these genetic elements “Borgs” after the recurring villains in Star Trek, because they assimilate genes from other organisms.

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