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Conventional wisdom has always been that so-called "superbug" bacteria with antibiotic resistance lose their edge over their non-resistant bacteria cousins in the absence of the antibiotics, says New Scientist's Andrew Purcell. "Previous studies had found that the superbugs lose their competitive advantage once the antibiotics are no longer present.

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