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Date:3/17/2014

ate and work with other engineered genetic circuits that can produce a specific drug on command, thus producing a dynamic therapy.

"Our increasing appreciation of the role of the microbiome in health and disease is transforming the entire medical field. The concept of using the power of synthetic biology to harness microbes that live in our gut to develop living diagnostic and therapeutic devices is a harbinger of things to come, and Pam's work provides the first proof-of-principle that this is a viable and exciting path to pursue," said Wyss Institute Founding Director Don Ingber, Ph.D., M.D.


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Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
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