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Triple-Threat Microbe Gained Powers From Another Bug

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Science  28 Nov 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5650, pp. 1488
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5650.1488

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A study on page 1569 shows how a new strain of Staphylococcus aureus developed resistance to vancomycin, one of the few antibiotics left that reliably kills staph.