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The bacteria Staphylococcus aureus is a benign resident of the human microbiome. But in the last 15 years, a strain of it has evolved to become a major public health problem. To understand how everyday microbes can change so dramatically, laboratories are investigating how bacterial communities exchange genetic information in the environments we share.

Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Columbia University: Paul Planet Laboratory
paulplanetlab.wordpress.com

University of Oregon: Biology and the Built Environment
biobe.uoregon.edu

New Yorker: Germs Are Us
newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/22/121022fa_fact_specter

New York Times: Tortoise and Hare, in a Laboratory Flask
nytimes.com/2011/03/22/science/22evolve.html

TEDx/Univ. of Oregon: The Human Body as an Ecosystem—Brendan Bohannan
youtube.com/watch?v=Dfy2qYfUWE0&list=PLsRNoUx8w3rPo8WS-feIz7kqB2VRtxitG&index=2

TED Talks: Jessica Green—We're Covered in Germs. Let's Design for That ted.com/talks/jessica_green_good_germs_make_healthy_buildings.html

CDC: Emerging Infectious Diseases
c.cdc.gov/eid

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