Small interfering RNAs based on huntingtin trinucleotide repeats are highly toxic to cancer cells. Show more
Noticing that the gene causing Huntington's disease was also reducing the frequency of some cancers, Murmann, ..., and Peter (Northwestern University, Chicago) found that small RNAs containing the pathogenic sequences (triplet repeats) from the gene were toxic to cancer cells. These RNAs can be synthesized and therefore might become a new tool for medecine.
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