Gut bacteria helps you digest food and keeps your gut healthy but can scientists control this bacteria to fight off disease?
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Basic computing elements created in bacteria
"Researchers unveil a series of sensors, memory switches, and circuits that can be encoded in the common human gut bacterium. These basic computing elements will allow the bacteria to sense, memorize, and respond to signals in the gut."
Designer microbiome: MIT biologists program common gut bacteria
"Bioengineers are assembling a tool kit for building designer bacteria that doctors could introduce into the microbiome to diagnose, monitor or even treat disease."
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