Soil Could Shed Light on Antibiotic Resistance New research points to drug resistance in soil-dwelling bacteria. Scientists say studying bacteria in the soil can help in understanding how the bacteria in humans develop resistance.

Soil Could Shed Light on Antibiotic Resistance

Soil Could Shed Light on Antibiotic Resistance

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New research points to drug resistance in soil-dwelling bacteria. Scientists say studying bacteria in the soil can help in understanding how the bacteria in humans develop resistance.

Guest:

Gerry Wright, chair, Department of Biochemistry, director, Antimicrobial Research Centre, Canada Research Chair in Antibiotic Biochemistry at McMaster University