Oct 23, 2017

How Creating a Gene Circuit Could Help to Combat Cancer

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

A research team at MIT has used synthetic biology to create a gene circuit that triggers the immune system to attack cancer when it first detects the signs of the disease.

The circuit works by only activating the immune response when two specific cancer biomarkers are detected. The new study was published in the journal Cell this week and represents an exciting step forward for synthetic biology and cancer research.

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