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Infant being tested for phenylketonuria

A newborn baby is tested for the genetic disorder phenylketonuria, which may be treatable with bacteria engineered to compensate for an enzyme that patients lack. Credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty

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Nature 560, 412 (2018)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-05949-6

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