Tag: Nature Chemical Biology

Bacteria Evade Antibiotics by Going Incognito

By Veronique Greenwood | April 30, 2011 9:24 am

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What’s the News: Going undercover can require some sacrifices–burning off your fingerprints, for instance, a la Gattaca. It’s the same story with bacteria: they can slip below antibiotics’ radar without any mutations, but only using an elaborate system of self-sabotage. A new study reveals the workings of this biochemical disguise.

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