Barbara H. Peterson on September 25th, 2014

Recombination with random extracellular DNA must often cause deleterious effects. For a single-celled species this may not be a significant problem because an unlucky cell simply dies, while other colonial cells continue uninterrupted. However, for multicellular species such deleterious mutations may have severe consequences for the remaining cells.

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Barbara H. Peterson on June 9th, 2014

A culture of denial over the horizontal spread of genetically modified nucleic acids prevails in the face of direct evidence that it has occurred widely when appropriate methods and molecular probes are used for detection.

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Barbara H. Peterson on July 22nd, 2013

In order to survive, the organism needs to engage in natural genetic modification in real time, an exquisitely precise molecular dance of life in which RNA and DNA respond to, and participate fully in ‘downstream’ biological functions. That is why organisms and ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the crude, artificial GM RNA and DNA created by human genetic engineers. It is also why genetic modification can probably never be safe.

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Barbara H. Peterson on June 23rd, 2013

Peer reviewed study confirms – Horizontal or lateral gene transfer from genetically engineered bacteria into human cells may cause cancer.

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