Genome-editing technology has broad potential for treating cancers

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Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, in Melbourne, Australia, have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy.

Using the technology, called CRISPR, the researchers were able to kill human lymphoma cells by locating and deleting an essential gene for cancer cell survival.

The technology can directly target any gene in a person’s genome, thereby overcoming many problems commonly encountered in drug development.

The system works by efficiently locating and targeting a particular gene. It can introduce mutations that make the genome nonfunctional, or introduce changes that make mutated genes function normally again.

The researchers report that the technology has a wide range of potential in terms of drug development for treating genetic diseases such as cancer.

Genome-editing technology has broad potential for treating cancers
Researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy.
Australian researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy.Dr Brandon Aubrey, Dr Gemma Kelly and Dr Marco Herold (L-R) from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, led the research.Using the technology they were able to kill human lymphoma cells by locating and deleting an essential gene for cancer cell survival.
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