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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a grant for up to $4.7 million and  two-and-a-half years to researchers at the Wyss Institute to develop genetically engineered probiotics that can sense, report on, and fight harmful microbes in the gut.

Led by Wyss scientists Pamela Silver, Jeffrey Way, and Donald Ingber, the team will create communities of genetically engineered bacteria that can be delivered to help people recover more quickly from gastrointestinal illnesses.

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