CRISPR Pill Could Replace Antibiotics

Emily Mullin, MIT Technology Review, 17 April 2017, https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604126/edible-crispr-could-replace-antibiotics/

Traditional antibiotics not only target human pathogens, but eliminate much of the gut microbiome.  Delivery of a bacteriophage containing a customized CRISPR message to the site of infection could target only specific pathogenic bacteria, thus reducing or even eliminating negative effects on beneficial bacteria.  These types of tools may someday replace our current antibiotics, though there is still years of research ahead before this reaches consumers.

Author: Advanced Analytical

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