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Do Bacteria Go to Heaven?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Pet owners are rejoicing, and indeed even a nonbeliever like me finds it charming. Still, I worry: does His Holiness include bacteria? He had better, because bacteria are part of who we are -- a big part.

The Evolutionary Importance of Horizontal DNA Transfer into Animal Germ Lines

James A. Shapiro | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Symbiogenetic events included the origin of the eukaryotic cell. This major step enabled all the following evolution leading up to multicellular organisms, including us.