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Gut Bacteria to Change Blood Types

PostPosted: August 22nd, 2018, 1:05 pm
by zetreque
I don't know much about this field but it sure seems like an interesting find and I wonder if it will shed any light on evolution of blood types.

Researchers use gut bacteria to turn type A or B blood into universal donors
https://thenextweb.com/science/2018/08/21/trust-your-gut/

Re: Changing blood types

PostPosted: August 22nd, 2018, 1:10 pm
by TheVat
I had a moment of confusion until I remembered that RBCs don't have nuclei. Strip off the antigens and you have a total remodel. Pretty cool.

Re: Gut Bacteria to Change Blood Types

PostPosted: August 22nd, 2018, 3:28 pm
by BadgerJelly
Can someone explain the biochemical process a little more indepth please?