home   genetic news   bioinformatics   biotechnology   literature   journals   ethics   positions   events   sitemap
  HUM-MOLGEN -> Genetic News | search  

Bacteria Genes into the Human Genome - the fourth point debated

  May, 18 2001 5:28
your information resource in human molecular genetics
The human genome project promises sparkle of new findings and discussions.

An article published on the Web this week by the journal Science gives little credence to the (public) consortium's idea (of the validity of the insertion of bacterial genes directly into the human genome).

"When I saw this claim in the consortium's paper I was surprised," said Dr. Steven L. Salzberg, the lead author of the critique. "It's not been documented previously that bacterial genes got into the human genome. When I looked at their method, I was immediately struck by the fact it was likely to be an error, because the method was simply wrong."

Full story in The New York Times, May, 19, 2001 and Reuters (on Yahoo Science News), May 17, 2001

Message posted by: Anthony W.I. Lo

print this article mail this article
Latest News
Variants Associated with Pediatric Allergic Disorder

Mutations in PHF6 Found in T-Cell Leukemia

Genetic Risk Variant for Urinary Bladder Cancer

Antibody Has Therapeutic Effect on Mice with ALS

Regulating P53 Activity in Cancer Cells

Anti-RNA Therapy Counters Breast Cancer Spread

Mitochondrial DNA Diversity

The Power of RNA Sequencing

‘Pro-Ageing' Therapy for Cancer?

Niche Genetics Influence Leukaemia

Molecular Biology: Clinical Promise for RNA Interference

Chemoprevention Cocktail for Colon Cancer

more news ...

Generated by News Editor 2.0 by Kai Garlipp
WWW: Kai Garlipp, Frank S. Zollmann.
7.0 © 1995-2023 HUM-MOLGEN. All rights reserved. Liability, Copyright and Imprint.