Engineering the perfect microbiome
this idea is in my mind for quite a long time or better since I started working with GE bacteria. I was wondering if we could possible implant some genetic engineered bacteria in our guts so that they start producing useful chemicals or deplete microplastics before they enter our bodies. Has somebody ever though about that? I mean creating the bacteria is no problem, but I am more confused about what kind of modifications to the microbiome would make sense?
Maybe more serotonin producing ones? Maybe ones that produce BDNF? I mean we would have to see how peptides like SEMAX or P21 would enter the blood stream once they are produced in the gut. Poor absorbance could be a difficulty...
hm, what do you think?