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Using bacterial defenses to fight disease

Ever heard of CRISPR? No, not the crisper drawer in your refrigerator. According to Missouri State University biology assistant professor Dr. Paul Schweiger, or CRISPR, Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat, is “…basically an immune system for bacteria.” The system has been developed to fight disease and make improvement to agriculture through genetic modification. Schweiger […]

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