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Flippable DNA Switches Help Bacteria Resist Antibiotics and Are More Common Than Thought
January 10, 2019
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Jan. 10 -- The Broad Institute issued the following news release:

Invertons -- bits of regulatory DNA that can flip between "on" and "off" positions -- let bacteria adapt to their surroundings and are widespread.

Bacteria have a number of well-known tricks available to them to adapt to changing environments, such as mutation and sharing snippets of DNA with each other. Less studied is a mechanism that allows bacteria to hedg . . .

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