Evolution in Action : Understanding Antibiotic Resistance

  title={Evolution in Action : Understanding Antibiotic Resistance},
  author={Diane P Genereux and Carl T. Bergstrom},
In the late 1990s, a two-year-old boy underwent a bone marrow transplant. Shortly after the transplant, he developed a bacterial infection in one of his surgical incisions. Doctors treated him with vancomycin, a powerful antibiotic effective against a broad range of bacterial infections. But this time, vancomycin did not work. After three days of antibiotic… CONTINUE READING