Biotech and the New Era of Germ Warfare

There is a struggle going on today that makes the War on Terror pale by comparison. It’s a steadily escalating war between rapidly mutating super-bugs and the super-drugs we use to fight them. Just how big is this threat, and how big are the opportunities? We’ll explain.

Every year, a deadly illness kills 100,000 Americans, more than the combined deaths from AIDS and breast cancer, and it costs the nation $30 billion. It is a cruel irony that the victims typically are stricken in hospitals where they are su.....

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