Engineered viruses could combat human disease, improve food safety

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 14:00 in Biology & Nature

In the hunt for new ways to kill harmful bacteria, scientists have turned to a natural predator: viruses that infect bacteria. By tweaking the genomes of these viruses, known as bacteriophages, researchers hope to customize them to target any type of pathogenic bacteria. To help achieve that goal, MIT biological engineers have devised a new […]

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