New scientific approach to use bacteria DNA against itself

Scientists are working on modifying the streptococcal aureus toxin producing gene with the gene that disables or kill the germ itself.Stretches of DNA(called pathogenicity islands)can jump between bacteria strains,introducing new toxins ,become more harmful,rendering the bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Trials of modified gene performed on mice yielded good outcomes and if human trials succeed,this will give alternative to traditional antibiotics and will overcome drug resistance staphylococcus phenomenon,Nature Biotechnology reported(ScienceNews)

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