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Super Bacteria Has a New Enemy: The CRISPR Pill

Scientists are developing a CRISPR pill that can fight superbugs. Can we modify bacteria’s DNA to make it self destruct?

What is CRISPR & How Could It Edit Your DNA? – https://youtu.be/SyAo51IYgUw
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Edible CRISPR Could Replace Antibiotics
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604126/edible-crispr-could-replace-antibiotics/
“CRISPR is the powerful gene-editing technology already being explored as a way to precisely edit human genes to cure diseases. But the technology’s versatility is such that it’s being studied for a huge range of other uses.”

The Trail of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Leads Back to the First Land Animals
https://www.seeker.com/health/medicine/the-trail-of-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs-leads-back-to-the-first-land-animals
“One of today’s biggest biohazards may have its roots in the days before the dinosaurs, when animals first started crawling onto land.”

Italian Soil Yields a New Antibiotic That Can Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria
https://www.seeker.com/health/medicine/italian-soil-yields-a-new-antibiotic-that-can-fight-drug-resistant-bacteria
“Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are one of the biggest public health menaces right now, infecting at least 2 million Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
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