Gene-modified viruses rescue patient from drug-resistant 'superbug'

Published: 12/05/2019
Gene-modified viruses rescue patient from drug-resistant 'superbug'
Source: WWW.ENGADGET.COM

Doctors normally resort to bacteriophages (bacteria-killing viruses) to kill antibiotic-resistant " superbugs " only when they've run out of options, in part because it's difficult to find the ideal example. It can take months or more just to find a viable candidate. However, they might have a faster solution -- researchers have successfully used genetically modified viruses to treat a chronic

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