In ‘The Perfect Predator,’ viruses vanquish a deadly superbug

A scientist recounts the battle to save her husband from an antibiotic-resistant infection

phage virus attacking bacteria

NATURAL ENEMIES  To save a patient infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, doctors turned to bacteriophages, viruses that attack bacteria (as shown in this illustration).


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