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SuperBacteria swap genes

Source: Futurism | Sneaky Bacteria Can Swap Genes, Making Them Immune to Antibiotics

mcr-9 is highly mobile. Bacteria can swap genetic information into their DNA, and the readiness with which mcr-9 is transferable means that this antibiotic resistance could rapidly proliferate, rendering existing treatments all-but-useless.

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