Superbug genes found in the (formerly) last pristine place on Earth

Well, so much for the idea of a place on Earth untouched by bad human decisions. Antibiotic-resistant genes (ARGs), the result of overzealous¬†prescription of antibiotics by doctors that lead to drug-resistant infections, have been found in the High Arctic, specifically the¬†Kongsfjorden region of Svalbard. Soil samples taken from the area have confirmed the presence of […]