We’re sending superbugs into space
IT SOUNDS like the plot of a bad 90s sci-fi film, but in a few days we’re about to send a batch of drug-resistant superbugs into space.
The lethal pathogen known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) will be kept on the international space station where scientists believe microgravity could produce an acceleration in mutation.
This latest experiment is all about studying the impact of near-zero gravity on gene expression and mutation patterns.
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