Using CRISPR to silence the E6 gene in Human Papilloma Virus, Duke researchers were able to re-start the cervical carcinoma cell's natural self-destruct mechanisms, including the gene p53. Similar results … "Because this approach is only going after viral genes, there should be no off-target effects on normal cells," said Bryan R. Cullen, Ph.D., senior study author and professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at Duke University School of Medicine . "You can …

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