Colorado researchers will trace 'superbug' genes

January 17, 2015 2:27 PM

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Colorado researchers will trace 'superbug' genes

Researchers at Colorado State University are examining the important issue of antibiotic resistance by tracking antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the livestock industry. The researchers want to find out the origin of the infectious organisms and also how they travel through the food system and environment to people.

The study, sponsored with $2.25 million funding from the US Department of Agriculture, has been made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing technology.

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