Pneumococcal Bacteria Sequences Suggest Vaccine Escape Isolates Contain Recombined DNA | GenomeWeb

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pneumococcal disease-causing Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria can dodge vaccines by swapping and recombining multiple chunks of DNA with bacteria from serotypes not recognized by the vaccine, a new study in Nature Genetics suggests.

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