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Gene Editing Targets Cancer Fusion Genes For The First Time

May 16, 2017 3:54:45 PM No Comments

Research conducted by Jian-Hua Luo, M.D., Ph.D. of the Pittsburgh School of Medicine is the first time gene editing has been used to specifically target cancer fusion genes, which are hybrid genes discovered in a wide array of solid tumors1.

These hybrid genes, formed from two previously separate genes, produce abnormal proteins that can be a catalyst to faster and/or further cancer growth. In patients this causes far more invasive cancers, reducing life expectancy and survival chances.

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