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New genes give gut bacteria antibiotic resistance

Study also finds that the same genes can lead to resistance when inserted into E. coli

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2:42pm, August 27, 2009

The human gut is a reservoir of antibiotic resistance. And the bacteria residing there could bequeath their gift of resistance  to more harmful microbes under the right conditions, researchers report in the August 28 Science.

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