Thank Goodness for Bacterial Cannibalism

Thank Goodness for Bacterial Cannibalism

Some species of bacteria have a wicked survival strategy: killing members of their own species or a closely-related one. There’s a lot we don’t know about it, but it’s possible that someday we could potentially harness that knowledge to kill them inside the human body!

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