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Study identifies novel genetic factors for colorectal cancer risk

Cancer — Histopathologic image of colonic carcinoid. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 A large-scale study conducted among East Asians and led by Vanderbilt researchers has identified multiple, previously unknown genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer. Wei Zheng, MD, Ph.D., Anne Potter

Researchers correct genetic mutation that causes IPEX, a life-threatening autoimmune syndrome

Led by Dr. Donald Kohn and Katelyn Masiuk, the researchers engineered a ‘viral vector’ that would turn on the FoxP3 gene only in regulatory T cells — and not in other types of cells. Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research