Can we engineer microbes to help us destroy disease cells?
•There are good microbes and bad microbes in our bodies.
•Microbes are usually single-celled organisms that include bacteria and viruses.
•Broad spectrum antibiotics harm good bacteria and bad bacteria in the body.
•Antibiotics cannot destroy viral infections but doctors often prescribe antibiotics anyway.
•The widespread use of antibiotics has resulted in the emergence of resistant bacteria that cannot be destroyed by common antibiotics.
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