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The author of ‘Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens’ explains an overlooked and incoming crisis

Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. Photo: KTSDESIGN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

The doctors were stumped. They were trying to treat a woman in her seventies who had fallen, broken her femur, and contracted a bacterial infection during a trip to India. Back in the United States, the physicians treating the woman in a hospital in Reno, Nevada, discovered that the bug…


A synthetic virus could help develop drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests but could also be used as a bioweapon

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As countries scramble to contain the novel coronavirus spreading around the world, scientists in Switzerland are intentionally making more of the deadly virus. The only difference is that their version is synthetic.

Behind the doors of a high-security laboratory in a tiny Swiss village, researchers at the University of Bern…

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