Programmable Genetic Memory in Bacteroides: Diagnosis of Diarrheal Disease

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Investigator: Michael Fischbach, PhD
Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Location(s): United States

Description

Christopher Voigt of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S., along with collaborators Michael Fischbach of the University of California San Francisco and Justin Sonnenburg of Stanford, will engineer a strain of a common bacterial inhabitant of the human gut to contain genetic sensors that can report biomarkers for intestinal disorders in a stool sample.