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Towards a toolbox for à la carte editing of the human microbiome

Insights from bacteria-infecting viruses could vastly improve genome editing in diverse microbes, including those of the human microbiome.

By Gabriel Filsinger and Benjamin Boettner The number of bacterial cells inside each person is approximately equal to the number of human cells in the body. Interestingly, how these bacteria contribute to our health or to disease is still largely a mystery. Research on the human microbiome, the bacterial collective inhabiting our gut and other […]

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