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bacterial therapies

Tuesday 18 October 2011

As the tools for synthetic biology advanced, in 2010 Dr. Forbes proposed that synthetic biology techniques could be used to “solve many of the key challenges that are associated with bacterial therapies, such as toxicity, stability, and efficiency, and can be used to tune their beneficial features, allowing the engineering of perfect cancer therapies.”

At UC Berkeley, Dr. Anderson along with colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco have been developing such an organism. Dr. Anderson’s laboratory’s emphasis is on advanced DNA assembly, computer-aided manufacture, and therapeutic organisms.