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Cold Spring Harbor team uses antisense technology that exploits gene splicing mechanism to kill cancer cells

  • Posted: November 5, 2012

Cancer cells grow fast. That’s an essential characteristic of what makes them cancer cells. They’ve crashed through all the cell-cycle checkpoints and are continuously growing and dividing, far outstripping our normal cells. To do this they need to speed up their metabolism. A team from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has found a way to target the cancer cell metabolic process and in the process specifically kill cancer cells.

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