Using sequencing, researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are searching for bacteria that harbor the mcr-1 gene, which bestows resistance to colistin, an antibiotic of last-resort, NBC News reports. And in mid-May, they uncovered a strain of E. coli obtained from a Pennsylvania woman with a urinary tract infection that had the mcr-1 gene.

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