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Fighting cancer by boosting the body’s immune system with genetically engineered bacteria

Our immune system can defeat cancer. Immune cells can directly attack cancer cells or produce proteins that don’t let tumors ...
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Probiotics as ‘living medicine’: Synthetic biology takes on gut diseases, metabolic syndromes

Engineered probiotics could relieve patients of metabolic diseases ...
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Using engineered gut bacteria to fight genetic disease

A Boston-based synthetic biology company is taking a novel approach to treating the rare genetic metabolic disorder Phenylketonuria. Synlogic uses ...