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Can you engineer viruses that attack harmful bacteria in the same way that HIV attacks T Cells?
Question Date: 2014-04-21
Answer 1:

That's an excellent idea. Bacteriophages are viruses that attack bacteria and turn them into virus factories. Researchers are working on ways to make this medically useful. Engineering the bacteria is pretty complicated and safety is a big concern. We depend on many helpful species of bacteria.

If you want to help out with this exciting research, you may want to study microbiology, cell biology, or molecular biology.

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