Bacteriophages are viruses that target bacteria, and exist at the nanoscale, typically around 20–200 nanometers. They generally target single species of bacteria and are well known as an alternative to antibiotics for antibacterial treatment. In recent years, bacteriophages have been used in tissue engineering, cancer treatment, and other fields of bioengineering. This can be done by genetically engineering a phage using a programmable endonuclease such as Crispr Cas-9, or by attaching other enzymes to the capsid (the head) and removing other ligaments of the virus using genetic engineering. For more info, check out my article.

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Alejandro Leyva

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