A Gulp Of Genetically Modified Bacteria Might Someday Treat A Range Of Illnesses

Jonah Reeder prepares a special protein shake that helps him manage a metabolic condition called phenylketonuria.

Researchers think genetically engineered versions of microbes that can live in humans could help treat some rare genetic disorders and perhaps help with Type 1 diabetes, cirrhosis and cancer.

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