Katherine Harmon Courage

Contributing Writer

An illustration in which a capsule-shaped drug imprinted with circuit-board diagrams blasts nearby bacteria.
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Machine Learning Takes On Antibiotic Resistance

March 9, 2020

To combat resistant bacteria and refill the trickling antibiotic pipeline, scientists are getting help from deep learning networks.

About the author

Katherine Harmon Courage is an independent journalist and author based in Colorado. She is a contributor for Scientific American, where she previously worked as a reporter and editor. Her work covers biology, psychology, health, and food and has appeared in The New York Times, Nature, Wired, National Geographic, and elsewhere. Her books include Cultured and Octopus!.