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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.


Columbia University: Paul Planet Laboratory

University of Oregon: Biology and the Built Environment

New Yorker: Germs Are Us

New York Times: Tortoise and Hare, in a Laboratory Flask

TEDx/Univ. of Oregon: The Human Body as an Ecosystem—Brendan Bohannan

TED Talks: Jessica Green—We're Covered in Germs. Let's Design for That

CDC: Emerging Infectious Diseases


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