Cancer gene map uncovers potential new treatment targets

Anne Li                                                                                     August 6th, 2017                              anne1116.li@gmail.com


Researchers in the US have created a comprehensive map of genes that tumour cells rely on to survive. The project by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aimed to produce a catalogue of genetic weaknesses in cancer – finding genes that tumour cells depend on to stay alive and grow. The researchers investigated more than 500 different human cancer cell lines, representing more than 20 types of cancer. These are cells that scientists can keep growing in the lab, and they looked at the effects of switching off thousands of genes.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-07-27-cancer-gene-map-uncovers-potential-new-treatment-targets

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