Newly discovered “jumping” superbug gene threatens last-resort antibiotic

Health experts harbor well-grounded fears over the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the continuing streak of newly discovered threats will do little to allay the concerns. The latest comes from scientists at Cornell University, who have discovered a previously unknown gene that can leap between organisms to facilitate resistance to an important last-resort antibiotic.

Source: Newly discovered “jumping” superbug gene threatens last-resort antibiotic

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