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According to Seeker (This article and its images were originally posted on Seeker February 8, 2019 at 08:22PM.)
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Getty Images: Science Photo Library – SCIEPROWhile harsh radiation and a “weightless” environment make International Space Station microbes mutate, there’s no danger of them turning into superbugs resistant to antibiotics, a new study shows.
A team analyzing bacteria on the space station discovered different genes in the space bacteria than similar bacteria on Earth. The space genes, however, won’t hurt the astronauts.
“We were looking for different kinds of genes to see if the same genes were present in the bacteria in both places,” said principal investigator Erica Marie Hartmann, an environmental engineer at Northwestern University, in an e-mail to Seeker.
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