From: Merriel Sanders
Location: Cebu City, Philippines
First I read the book, "Darwins Radio", then I find this review of a book supporting the science behind the book, what next??
The Dark Side of DNA
Genes in Conflict: The Biology of Selfish Elements. Austin Burt and Robert Trivers. x + 602 pp. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006. $35.
Although many of us have gotten used to the idea that our bodies serve the needs of a variety of viruses, bacteria, mites and other parasitic species, it comes as a surprise to most people when they hear that their bodies are also hosting alien parasitic DNA.
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From: Greg Bear
Thanks for the link, Merriel. We do indeed seem to be fancy spaceships for bacteria--and viruses!