John McAfee, the antivirus-software pioneer, says he's lost most of his fortune — but doesn't care. To the contrary, he now hopes to give something back by deriving antibiotics from jungle plants in Belize. Really?
Resistance to antibiotics is one of the scariest byproducts of our reliance on the drugs to cure everything from ear infections to respiratory issues. But what if the solution to drug resistance is right under our feet?