New Technique for Analyzing the Epigenetics of Bacteria, a Potential New Tool to Combat Pathogens and Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have
developed a new technique to more precisely analyze bacterial
populations, to reveal epigenetic mechanisms that can drive virulence.
The new methods hold the promise of a potent new tool to offset the
growing challenge of antibiotic resistance by bacterial pathogens. The
research was published today in the journal Nature Communications, and
conducted in collaboration with New York University Langone Medical
Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School.