Microbes Swap Genes to Communicate; We Have the Option to Swap MEMEs to Communicate
[From the Archive: Originally posted at Amplify.com May 29, 2011]
[The original page has gone, it’s now at: http://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/festooning-the-tree-of-life – updated here 2 June 2021]
Random thought of the day.
New research from biology tells us that microbes can actually swap genes in order to communicate with each other. We as humans have the option to swap memes.