Glioblastoma are a difficult form of cancer to treat and are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in kids and young adults. Researchers have used CRISPR-Cas9 technology to perform ‘cell fitness screens’ on glioblastoma stem cell cultures derived from 10 patients. These screens were able to determine which genes were required by the cancer cells in order to grow and survive. Knowing which genes are needed by the cells will allow future researcher to discover ways to stop tumor growth by blocking or attacking these genes.
Source: University of Toronto
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