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How to Fight Back Against Antibiotic Resistance

Mapping the exchange of genes between pathogens and nonpathogens offers new ways to understand and manage the spread of drug-resistant strains.

Gautam Dantas, Morten O. A. Sommer

2014-01DantasF1.jpgClick to Enlarge ImageBacteria are developing resistance to some of our best drugs more quickly than pharmaceutical companies can develop new ones. Keeping ahead of pathogenic disease will require gaining control over the genetic mechanisms that allow resistance to appear and spread. The key to that process is understanding the resistome: The suite of genes that confer resistance, which are found in reservoirs both natural and manmade.


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