Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, March 2nd, 1998
In a study also having implications for better understanding cancer, the researchers found that the immune system is able to target virtually any unwanted microscopic invader within the body by subverting the function of an enzyme that normally is used to repair mistakes - called mutations - in the genetic material, DNA.
Immunology researchers have long suspected that immune cells take advantage of mutations that arise in genes to generate greater diversity in the genes that encode...
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