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Study Prompts New Ideas on Cancers’ Origins

Rapidly dividing, yet aberrant stem cells are a major source of cancer. But a new study suggests that mature cells also play a key role in initiating cancer—a finding that could upend the way scientists think about the origin of the disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Around The State, Cancer, Disease Specific|Tags: , , , |

Genome Therapy Could Lead to New Treatment for Life-threatening Blood Disorders

by University of New South Wales   Genome therapy with beneficial natural mutation could lead to new treatment for life-threatening blood disorders By introducing a beneficial natural mutation into blood cells using the gene-editing technique CRISPR, a UNSW Sydney-led team of scientists has been able to switch on production of foetal haemoglobin - an advance