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Black Widow DNA Strangely Winds Up A Virus That Attacks Bacteria

October 13th, 2016

A pair of probably bored researchers decided to sequence the genome of a Wolbachia-attacking virus for fun only to discover black widow DNA hiding within the genetic makeup of the virus. This was a surprise to the Vanderbilt researchers and a very big deal to science, since animal DNA has never been found in a…

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