How Dirt Could Save Humanity From An Infectious Apocalypse

By cloning DNA out of bacteria-laden mud soup, and reinstalling foreign gene sequences into microorganisms that can be grown in the lab, a method was devised for discovering antibiotics that could soon treat infectious diseases and fight drug-resistant superbugs. The belief is that topsoil can include unbelievable, virtually inexhaustible reservoirs of undiscovered antibiotics @
How Dirt Could Save Humanity from an Infectious Apocalypse

One chemist thinks he’s found a way for us to outrun the lethal juggernaut of antibiotic resistance.

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