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Superbugs in Space? New Study Gives Reassurance for Astronaut Health

A team analyzing bacteria on the ISS discovered different genes in space bacteria than similar bacteria on Earth.

"For the species we looked at, we found that lifestyle functions – such as the ability to make things, respond to stress, or eat and breathe – and not antibiotic resistance and virulence, appear to play a role in bacterial survival in buildings."