Nov 8, 2022

These engineered viruses are delivering DNA to E.coli instead of killing it- here’s why

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Turns out, altering bacteria from within could be the solution to antibiotic resistance.

In an ironic twist, researchers used viruses engineered with the CRISPR-Cas system to alter bacterial defense mechanisms and edit their genomes selectively in complex environments. Significantly, the novel approach may help address the pressing issue of antibiotic resistance.

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The CRISPR Conundrum

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