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Scientists watch bacteria 'harpoon' DNA to speed their evolution


June 11, 2018

Indiana University researchers have directly observed for the first time how bacteria use appendages thousands of times thinner than a human hair to absorb DNA. The work could help advance efforts to stop antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Full Story

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