Studying Bacteria’s Future via the Zero G of Space

The idea is not to weaponise space with MRSA – a bacterium that kills more Americans every year than HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, emphysema, and homicide combined – but to send its mutation rates into hyperdrive, allowing scientists to see the pathogen’s next moves well before they appear on Earth.

via SpaceX is about to send a lethal superbug into orbit – ScienceAlert.