Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance

Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance

thomas.johnson
Tue, 10/08/2019 – 11:01

Biological engineers can program bacteriophages to kill different strains of E. coli by making mutations in the protein that the viruses use to bind to host cells. These engineered phages are less likely to provoke resistance in bacteria, and could help to overcome antibiotic resistance.

Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

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