Scientists Engineer Bacteria Hunting Virus to Kill E. coli in Drinking Water

Image credit: Sam Nugen, Cornell University

Water World  - "To rapidly detect the presence of E. coli in drinking water, Cornell University food scientists now can employ a bacteriophage - -a genetically engineered virus -- in a test used in hard-to-reach areas around the world." 

The genetically engineered virus can find and bind to E. coli in water, injecting its DNA into it and destroying the harmful bacterium while producing viruses to hunt down more. Click here to watch a video on how this bacteriophage hunts and kills E. coli bacteria.  

Click here to read the full article on the Water World website.