Genetically modified probiotics should be banned

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Cummins, Joe ; Ho, Mae-Wan (2011)
  • Publisher: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease
  • Journal: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease (issn: 1651-2235)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/mehd.v17i2.7792
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: digestive system | digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Beneficial bacteria living in the human gut are now subject to extensive genetic modification that could turn them into pathogens. In view of our vast ignorance of gut ecology, we cannot allow genetically modified probiotic bacteria to be used.
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