Progress in the fight against bacteria that trade antibiotic-resistant DNA with each other

All bacteria that have developed resistance to one of the 100 or so antibiotics on the planet trade the antibiotic-resistant DNA with all other bacteria, not just its own type of bacteria.

Therefore, as travel by animals and humans allows bacteria to interact more quickly, this antibiotic resistance DNA being shared represents a clear and present danger to the end of anti-biotics being effective.

This is why this news of a new method of killing antibiotic-resistant bacteria is such welcome news — because unless a new way of killing this bacteria is invented, like this one, it’s only a matter of decades before all the bacteria are resistant to all the antibiotics.

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