Unintended Consequences Alert: Your Infection, Ma’am

By Amos Zeeberg (Discover Web Editor) | May 23, 2007 12:20 pm

Scientists: We’ll put some salmonella inside your cancerous tumor and use a remote control to trigger the salmonella to attack the cancer cells. Don’t worry—we’ve known since the 19th century that the salmonella will attack the cancer before it virulently attacks your guts.

Skeptical DiscoBlog: Couldn’t we try this with a bacteria that doesn’t kill 580 Americans a year and hasn’t evolved multiple drug resistance?

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