TWiM 188: Turducken antibiotics

November 2, 2018

dna-rnaThe TWiM rock stars show how to modify gram-positive antibiotics so they can kill gram-negative cells, and bacteria that have both DNA and RNA in their genome.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Michael Schmidt

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One comment on “TWiM 188: Turducken antibiotics

  1. Rich Bradley Nov 5, 2018

    Many thanks for another really interesting episode – I am studying antibiotics so I may use the turducken paper – and am also interested in phage therapy. I knew it was big in Georgia (Eliavia centre) and in Poland but I hadn’t realised other groups were so advanced. Also on the subject of your listener’s letters on the environment is important to remember we are all in this together.. It reminds me of Thomas Paine’s comment “the world is my country and my religion is to do good”. Even though he ended up on the wrong side in the eighteenth century…..