first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: Jade BoydPHONE: 713-348-6778E-MAIL: [email protected] use designer virus to attack bacterial drug resistanceRice team prepares to compete at iGEM synthetic biology competitionA team of Rice University students set to compete in next month’s iGEM contest in Boston is counting on a little help from the competition — the bacterial competition, that is. The students’ goal: use DNA building blocks to create a designer virus that will help non-antibiotic-resistant bacteria out-compete their drug-resistant cousins.The contest, the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, or iGEM, started as a class project at MIT just four years ago and has since grown into the world’s largest synthetic biology contest. The idea is to use a standard toolkit of DNA blocks — think genetic Legoslast_img read more

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