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Germs Take a Bite Out of Antibiotics

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Science  04 Apr 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5872, pp. 33
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5872.33a

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A broad survey of soil microbes shows that numerous species devour even the most potent drugs, researchers report on page 100 of this week's issue of Science, fueling worries about the dwindling power of our main weapons against infections.