Genome mapped in battle to beat superbugs

24 Aug 2016

Dr Brian FordeA Queensland scientist has completed the world’s first gene decoding of a superbug bacteria resistant to all commercially-available antibiotics.

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences postdoctoral researcher Dr Brian Forde said mapping the genome would lead to the tailored treatment of infections, reducing hospital time and costs for patients.

“Increasing antibiotic resistance in the number-one global health issue today,” Dr Forde said.

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