Anthrax bacteria conspire with viruses to stay alive

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:49 in Biology & Nature

New research suggests that anthrax-causing bacteria work synergistically with viruses to extend each other’s life spans. The work puts scientists on a new playing field in the fight against biological warfare and antibiotic-resistance, and also calls into question the degree to which our genomes are the sole masters of our fates.

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