Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, March 13th, 1995
The researchers noted that E. coli cells have been and probably will continue to be the hosts most frequently used for DNA research. Because of this, a relatively high possibility exists of accidental release of genetically engineered E. coli cells into the environment. While not much is understood regarding the consequences of such accidents for the autochthonous microorganisms in affected ecosystems, the risk of foreign DNA transferring from recombinant E. coli cells to other bacteria will increase as the survival...
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