Some bacteria can take in DNA from the environment and add those pieces to their own genome, writes Michael Marshall at the New Scientist. This, he adds, is an often-overlooked mechanism of evolution.
Registering provides access to this and other free content.
Already have an account?Login Now.
In Nature this week: researchers classify pancreatic cancer into four subtypes using sequencing, and more.
Genotyping analysis of measles in Ontario indicates the strain there didn't originate from Disneyland or Europe.
The UK Medical Research Council says the proposed path of a new train line could affect research at the Francis Crick Institute.
The House of Lords in the UK approves a bill to allow mitochondrial donation.