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Horizontal Gene Transfer

Index of articles in the Science in Society Archive on the topic horizontal gene transfer. For articles in other categories, please see the SiS archive menu.

Horizontal Transfer of GM DNA Widespread
But No One is Looking, Almost
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
Dr Mae Wan Ho 9th June 2014

Horizontal Gene Transfer from GMOs Does Happen
Recent evidence confirms that transgenic DNA does jump species to bacteria and even plant and animals, as some of us had predicted
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 10th March 2008

Recent Evidence Confirms Risks of Horizontal Gene Transfer
ISIS Contribution to ACNFP/Food Standards Agency Open Meeting 13 November 2002
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 10th November 2002

Sense & Nonsense in Horizontal Gene Transfer
What do most scientists do when faced with findings that threaten to topple the ruling paradigm? They describe the findings in detail, fail to interpret them correctly, and avoid discussing their practical implications, dismissing incriminating evidence.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 7th August 2002

Denial Continues over Horizontal Gene Transfer
BBC drama, Fields of Gold, portraying the health risks of GM crops was subjected to astonishing attack and vilification orchestrated from within the heart of the scientific establishment. Why? Because it dares mention the forbidden H word.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 7th June 2002

Transgenic Pollution by Horizontal Gene Transfer?
Landraces of indigenous maize growing in remote regions in Mexico have been found contaminated with transgenic DNA. Molecular analysis suggests horizontal gene transfer mediated by CaMV 35S promoter. Dr. MaeWan Ho reports
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 4th December 2001

Horizontal Gene Transfer Happens - II
The evidence for horizontal gene transfer is accumulating. MaeWan Ho reviews a selection of recent scientific papers.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 8th May 2001

Who's Afraid of Horizontal Gene Transfer?
Controversy erupted following claims by Berkeley scientists that transgenic maize has contaminated Mexican maize landraces. Horizontal gene transfer- the direct uptake and incorporation of foreign DNA into cells is something pro-biotech scientists don't like to mention and top scientific journals like Nature are extremely reluctant to discuss.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 5th March 2001

Horizontal Gene Transfer - The Hidden Hazards of Genetic Engineering
Genetic engineering involves designing artificial constructs to cross species barriers and to invade genomes. In other words, it enhances horizontal gene transfer – the direct transfer of genetic material to unrelated species.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 18th August 2000

Report on horizontal gene transfer - Department of Public Prosecution versus Gavin Harte and others, New Ross, Ireland March 22, 1999
General and specific hazards from the transgenic sugar beet released in the fieldtrial
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 22nd March 1999

Horizontal gene transfer - new evidence
A group of researchers in Indiana University of the United States have just reported that a genetic parasite belonging to yeast has suddenly jumped into many unrelated species of higher plants recently.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 5th December 1998