Contact: Karl Bates
Caption: 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 were obtained against the HPV-E7 gene, turning on the carcinoma's Rb gene.
Credit: Bryan Cullen, Duke University
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