Could an New Technology Help to Kill Superbugs?
Dr. Lu, an associate professor in biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found a new potential way to kill superbugs with a DNA editor called Crispr-Cas9. Dr. Lu said: “is is basically a molecular scissor” that can snip bacterial genes that make bacteria drug-resistant, killing the bug in the process. The technology combines bacteriophages and Crispr-Cas9 to target drug-resistant genes. @ https://www.wsj.com/articles/could-crispr-help-to-knock-out-superbugs-1512469800
Could Crispr Help to Knock Out Superbugs?
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology an associate professor in biological engineering is researching ways to kill superbugs with a biological tool called Crispr-Cas9 that edits DNA. This combination of gene editing and viruses that attack bacteria could help scientists fight antibiotic resistance.