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  • Microbes in the human body swap genes, even across tissue boundaries, study indicates

    University of Illinois alumnus Arshan Nasir and his colleagues at Illinois and in Korea studied genetic exchange among human-associated microorganisms.

    University of Illinois alumnus Arshan Nasir and his colleagues at Illinois and in Korea studied genetic exchange among human-associated microorganisms. Nasir is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

    Photo by Carlos Trujillo, Los Alamos National Research Laboratory

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Gustavo Caetano-Anollés, call 217-333-8172; email gca@illinois.edu.  
    To reach Arshan Nasir, call 505-606-0138; email arshan.nasir@gmail.com.
    To reach Kyung Mo Kim, call +82-32-760-5379; email: kmkim@kopri.re.kr.

    The paper “Horizontal gene transfer in human-associated microorganisms inferred by phylogenetic reconstruction and reconciliation” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-42227-5