"I haven't been this excited since CRISPR". Meet the Borgs

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  • Published on:  7/23/2021
  • I repeat- I haven’t been this excited about a discovery since CRISPR. We found something enigmatic that, like CRISPR, is associated with microbial genomes. We have named these unique entities #BORGs

    ^This tweet was written by Jillian Banfield as she describes the latest preprint coming from her research lab on the discovery of BORGs, giant extrachromosomal elements that may uncover new biology to mitigate climate change and methane levels, but also provide new gene editing tools.

    TIMESTAMPS
    This is revolutionary - 00:00
    What are Borgs? - 01:28
    Why should you be excited? - 09:00

    REFERENCES;
    https://twitter.com/BanfieldJill/status/1414647658786922496
    Borgs are giant extrachromosomal elements with the potential to augment methane oxidation - https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.07.10.451761


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