Sean F. Brady


Facing up to a looming crisis

The dramatic increase of antibioticresistant microbes could render us defenseless against common infections, undoing a century of medical progress. Strategies to counter it are emerging—but the clock is ticking.


An intense new chapter

In early 2020, researchers everywhere united, scrambling to address a singular, urgent problem: a virus that was devastating the world. How they work and collaborate might never again be the same—it might be better.


Drugs from dirt

Therapeutics has gone underground. From one bag of soil, chemists can now procure millions of microbial molecules. Any one could be tomorrow’s lifesaving medicine.