• Question: Can you explain what are phages are and do you use phages to eliminate bacteria or cancer cells I and I love all your joke

    Asked by muhammad to Remsha, Oliver, Lisa, Fiana on 16 Nov 2018.
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      Remsha Afzal answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      Hi Muhammad, phages are a type of virus that can infect bacteria and uses bacteria to replicate itself. Phages can definitely be used to manipulate bacteria. We can use phages to insert certain genes we want into bacteria and help fight infectious diseases.

      And thank you for appreciating our humor hahaha. Most of our jokes are nerdy but they can be funny 😛