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Genetically Modified Probiotics Should Be Banned

Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho


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.

From the Journal Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease 2005; 17: 66-68

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Article first published 01/07/05

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