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In this Review, Pedra and colleagues describe the advances and challenges in the genetic engineering of obligate intracellular bacteria, and highlight examples of how the use of genetically manipulated pathogens has improved our understanding of microbial pathogenesis and host–pathogen interactions.NEXT ARTICLE
Genetic engineering is the process of manually adding new DNA to an organism. The goal is to add one or more new traits that are not already found in that organism. Examples of genetically engineered (transgenic) organisms currently on the market include...