Gut bug enzyme turns blood into type-O

Various media outlets highlighted UBC researchers who discovered an enzyme in gut bacteria that could convert type A blood into universal type O.

Stephen Withers, a UBC professor of biochemistry and lead study researcher, said the enzyme converts the blood approximately 30 times faster than any enzyme on record.

Stories appeared on BBC, United Press International, Smithsonian, New Scientist, Popular Science, in the Vancouver Sun (also in The Province and Times Colonist) and Star Vancouver.