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Infectious bacteria are becoming more than some clinicians can handle — they are increasingly resistant to antibiotics, and there are few new treatments being tested to combat them, says Not Exactly Rocket Science's Ed Yong. And as recent studies have shown, horizontal gene transfer is even more prevalent than previously thought, which means the bacteria can evolve more rapidly to resist drugs.

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