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Noninvasive Cell Profiling

'Gene Circuits' Program Cancer Cells For Suicide

By Anette Breindl

Friday, September 2, 2011
Scientists reported this week that they have developed a novel way to drive cancer cells to suicide: by delivering what they termed a "gene circuit" that sensed the levels of half a dozen miRNAs and, if they matched the expected profile for cancer cells, induced expression of a protein that drove the cells to apoptosis.

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