Bacteria have now been harnessed to combat human diseases, especially to meet the challenge of antimicrobial resistance. Modulating the microbiome, particularly by genetically engineering the bacteria, has provided proof-of-concept as potential pharmacotherapy, but those involved in this field should engage in discussion as how to move forward.

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Journal Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
Ma, B. (Buyun), Pan, Q, & Peppelenbosch, M.P. (2017). Genetically Engineered Bacteria for Treating Human Disease. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. doi:10.1016/