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Synthetic biologists at MIT have developed a method to rapidly program bacteriophages to kill different strains of bacteria by making mutations in a viral protein that binds to host cells. The method, which emulates antibody specificity engineering, results in “phagebodies” that may slow resistance development. These next-gen antimicrobials rely on viral scaffolds that could be extended for a broad range of applications.
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