Thursday, January 04, 2018

Evolution in Action

This time-lapse by scientists from the Kishony Lab at HMS and Technion depicts a strain of the gut bacterium E. coli evolving to be 1,000 times more resistant to an antibiotic in a matter of 11 days. The speed with which diseases can adapt to the drugs we throw their way is mind blowing.

The Evolution of Bacteria on a "Mega-Plate" Petri Dish from Harvard Medical School on Vimeo.

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