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The Race to Reverse Antibiotic Resistance

Alternating between different antibiotics could help steer bacterial evolution away from antibiotic resistance.

Humans have shaped the evolution of the organisms around us – animals, plants, and even yeast – for thousands of years. Since the early 20th century, we’ve been unwittingly doing the same thing with the bacteria that make us sick, mostly by ensuring that only the strongest bacteria survive. Now medical researchers are investigating ways to reverse that process by rotating differ

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