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General Health : Diseases Last Updated: Apr 20, 2011 - 9:38:09 AM

Genetic mutations studied for leukemia
By David Liu, Ph.D.
Nov 9, 2008 - 11:24:39 AM

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Sunday November 9, 2008 ( -- For the first time, scientists have decoded an entire genome of a patient who died from leukemia in hopes to find ways to prevent and treat the disease, according to a new study published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature.


Dr. Richard Wilson of Washington University in St. Louis and colleagues used DNA sequencing techniques and identified 10 genetic mutations out of 20,000 genes in the cancer cells from the patient.


One newly discovered abnormal gene was found to block chemotherapy drugs from getting inside the cancer cells to kill them while four others may turn off a cell's defense system that would otherwise prevent a healthy cell from ever turning into a cancer cell.


Genetic mutations that cause cancer may be suppressed using medications or whatever means to prevent and or treat cancer.   The discovery of this study can be the first step toward finding new treatment for leukemia.


ABC News reported that researchers are working hard to identify mutated genes that cause other types of cancers such as lung, brain and ovarian cancers.


Human genome has already been studied for one type of brain tumor.   In a paper published Sept. 4, 2008 in the journal Nature, U.S. scientists reported new genetic mutations and other types of DNA alterations with potential implications for the diagnosis and treatment of the most common form of brain cancer, glioblastoma.

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