A Gorgeous Video of evolving resistance to antibiotics

THIS TIME-LAPSE IS one of the most compelling—and unsettling—visualizations of evolution we’ve ever seen. The overhead footage depicts a strain of the gut bacterium E. coli evolving to be 1,000 times more resistant to an antibiotic in a matter of 11 days, starkly visualizing the speed with which diseases can adapt to the drugs we throw their way.

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