A STD Love Story: Gonorrhea Takes a Piece of Human DNA Forever

In the first instance of gene transfer between a human host and bacteria, Gonorrhea was recently discovered to have a human DNA fragment. What the..how the..huh? Supposedly, it's a relatively recent evolutionary event and scientists have no idea what it means. And though it's a pseudo love story between star crossed… » 2/15/11 1:20am 2/15/11 1:20am

A Round of Applause for the Gonorrhea-Based Molecular Machine

Gonorrhea isn't just an STD known for causing burning sensations when you pee; it's the strongest organism known to man. Able to pull 100,000 times its body weight, the clap may soon serve a purpose greater than painfully reminding you of nights spent cruising the Red Light District. Scientists hope to use gonorrhea… » 4/21/08 9:00pm 4/21/08 9:00pm