Schematic of CRISPR vs. HPV (image) Duke University 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 Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.