Six-Hundred Year-Old Petrified Poop Contains Antibiotic Resistance Genes

By Matt Staggs on March 3, 2014 in News PIC: Dr. Graham Beards (PD) Once you get over the shock of a perfectly preserved 14th century turd (Dude, what did you eat?), the story is actually pretty interesting: Scientists examining a six hundred year-old piece of human poop have discovered the presence of genes that provide antibiotic resistance. Via Heritage Daily: A team of French investigators has discovered viruses containing genes for antibiotic resistance in a fossilized fecal sample

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