Login

Join for Free!
118340 members
table of contents table of contents

Biology Articles » Biochemistry » Nucleic Acid Biochemistry » Unregulated Hazards ‘Naked’ and ‘Free’ Nucleic Acids » Box 5: Potential hazards from horizontal gene transfer of naked/free nucleic acids

Box 5: Potential hazards from horizontal gene transfer of naked/free nucleic acids
- Unregulated Hazards ‘Naked’ and ‘Free’ Nucleic Acids

  • Generation of new viruses that cause disease
  • Generation of new bacteria that cause diseases
  • Spreading drug and antibiotic resistance genes among the viral and bacterial pathogens, making infections untreatable
  • Random insertion into genomes of cells resulting in harmful effects including cancer
  • Reactivation of dormant viruses, present in all cells and genomes, which may cause diseases
  • Multiplication of ecological impacts due to all the above

rating: 4.00 from 5 votes | updated on: 25 Sep 2008 | views: 13398 |

Rate article:







excellent!bad…