CRISPR therapeutic targets E. coli



Gene editing technology has been used by an international team of researchers to create a new therapeutic that targets Escherichia coli in the guts of patients with blood cancers who are at risk of infection. A preclinical study of the new therapy was published in Nature Biotechnology on 4 May. The therapy, SNIPR001, was developed by Denmark-based SNIPR Biome ApS which is currently conducting a Phase 1 trial of the drug in the US. The drug has received a fast track designation from the Food and Drug Administration.