Nicolai
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Could plasmids and conjugation mechanisms be used against antibiotic-resistant bacteria?
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Your ideas are not bad, but in all cases there are a few reasons that make them pretty much unusable in a real world (medical) application. Also none of your approaches solve the problem of resistance:...

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What biotechnology can be used to treat lazy eye, and possibly cure lazy eye?
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In order to treat amblyopia you first have to treat the initial problem with the eyes that caused it, which is a medical issue and probably not what you are asking anyway. However, as wikipedia states,...

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How are hereditary neural circuits created in the brain during early development?
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This is a cool question and while I'm not a neuro(bio)logist, I've tried to quickly look into this. Basically what you are asking for is the part of the (human) connectome (this is what researchers ...

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Is olfaction same among different individuals?
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Humans generally have the same set up of olfactory receptors, since they are encoded by genes (there likely are minor differences between people, since there are a lot of these genes). Therefore ...

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Are bacteria incapable of producing cytokines such as interleukins?
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Bacteria don't produce cytokines naturally (while some might be 'useful' for immune suppression, bacteria can't use human genes/DNA, which has introns, and the chance to randomly come up with a gene ...

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Could bone marrow transplants help make xenotransplants viable?
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No, this will likely never work - but chimeric trans plantations of 'humanised' organs might become possible. Firstly, the process of injecting human/patient cells into an embryo would - if it works -...

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What causes the complementary copy of an RNA molecule to separate?
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First, I want to point out that the RNA world hypothesis is just that - an hypothesis. While it has been shown that it's possible for certain RNA molecules to make copies of itself, this is not a '...

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