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Bacteria 'shuffle' their genetics around to develop antibiotic resistance on demand

By Celia Souque, Postdoctoral Researcher, Microbiology, University of Oxford
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Antibiotic resistance – the ability of harmful bacteria to survive treatment by antibiotics – is a growing threat. It is making it harder to treat life-threatening infections, including tuberculosis, MRSA, and gonorrhoea – and increasing the risks of even minor surgery.

In order to solve antibiotic resistance, one thing researchers…

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