NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biologists at Rice University will use a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to conduct genomic studies of bacterial evolution in order to discover the role certain genes play in pathogen resistance to treatments.

The Rice study will focus on antiobiotic-resistant pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci which, according to the university, have spread dramatically in recent years.

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