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Few Mutations Divide Some Drug-Resistant TB Strains

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Science  09 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5852, pp. 901-902
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5852.901a

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The first genome analysis of an extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis strain has found that only a small number of mutations distinguish it from a less drug-resistant strain and a drug-sensitive one.