Tuberculosis Standoff

Efforts to contain tuberculosis may only be making the bugs behind the disease stronger, writes Sally Lehrman at Scientific American, and not just because of antibiotic resistance. Genetic studies indicate that even successful treatment and vaccines to prevent the disease could be pressuring the bacterium to be more dangerous, she adds.

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