The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish (Kishony Lab)

In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists from the Kishony Lab at HMS and Technion ( have designed a simple way to observe how bacteria move as they become impervious to drugs. The experiments are thought to provide the first large-scale glimpse of the maneuvers of bacteria as they encounter increasingly higher doses of antibiotics and adapt to survive—and thrive—in them.

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