Drug-Resistant Germ Studied Scientists say a deadly staph bacteria, resistant to the "last ditch" antibiotic vancomycin, may have used genes from another bacteria infecting a patient to gain immunity to the drug. NPR's Joe Palca reports.
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Scientists Track Genesis of Antibiotic-Resistant Staph

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Scientists Track Genesis of Antibiotic-Resistant Staph

Scientists Track Genesis of Antibiotic-Resistant Staph

Scientists Track Genesis of Antibiotic-Resistant Staph

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Scientists say a deadly staph bacteria, resistant to the "last ditch" antibiotic vancomycin, may have used genes from another bacteria infecting a patient to gain immunity to the drug. NPR's Joe Palca reports.