Colorado researchers study 'superbug' for antibiotic resistance on farms

January 17, 2015 12:10 AM

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers at Colorado State University are rolling out a series of projects to track antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the livestock industry, in an attempt to determine whether farm practices are fueling the rise of "superbugs."

Using a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the scientists will focus on the DNA of these bacteria to help identify and trace back where such organisms become drug-resistant.

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