Engineered Bacteriophage
Engineered Bacteriophage
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Engineered Bacteriophage

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A type of virus, known for its bacteria-eating properties, that is genetically engineered using synthetic biology tools to create variants with unique attributes working as an effective biocontrol agent.
A type of virus, known for its bacteria-eating properties, that is genetically engineered using synthetic biology tools to create variants with unique attributes working as an effective biocontrol agent.

Bacteriophages, natural viruses known for their bacteria-eating properties, can be engineered using synthetic biology tools to create enhanced variants with unique attributes for prophylactic and therapeutic applications. Approaches such as high-throughput sequencing and genome editing can be employed to improve phage therapy efficacy and programmability. This technology can be used for pathogens detection and removal, in situ microbiome editing, gene delivery, and programmable control of phage-bacterial interactions.

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