Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, July 15th, 2004
All normal cells have the gene, called Smac, switched on to trigger their own death when they reach a certain age. But cancer cells carry a faulty version of the gene and carry on dividing and growing well beyond their allotted lifespan.
Iain McNeish, presented his work on the Smac gene at the Cancer Research UK Beatson International Cancer Conference. He believes designing therapies to mimic or restore the function of Smac...
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