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reversing gene- and chromosome silencing

 
  December, 20 2001 0:01
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reversing gene- and chromosome silencing

Breaking the silence: Discovery could lead to new treatments for cancer, sickle-cell anemia

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have discovered a chemical compound that reverses a process called silencing, in which genes or chromosomal regions are shut off. Such inhibitors of gene silencing could have significant applications for treating a variety of malignancies, as well as sickle-cell anemia.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact:
Kristen Woodward
kwoodwar@fhcrc.org
206-667-5095
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


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