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  1. In HGT how have foreign sequences entered the human genome?

    Kevin Smith, Abertay University

    23 March 2015

    I suggest that the most likely route by which exogenous sequences have entered the human genome is via sperm-mediated gene transfer. I hypothesised about this possibility previously, if interested please see Smith K. The Role of Sperm-Mediated Gene Transfer in Genome Mutation and Evolution. Medical Hypotheses, 2002; 59(4): 433-437.



    Competing interests

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