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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gene therapy

Steering the epigenome to turn specific genes on
April 16, 2015

(credit: Human Epigenome Project)
Could provide a new avenue for gene therapies and guiding stem cell differentiation
Duke University researchers have developed a new method to precisely control when genes are turned on and active: by manipulating the epigenome — the web of proteins that supports and controls gene activity and a current hot topic in cancer research. The researchers say having the ability to steer the epigenome will help them explore the … more…

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