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FuturologyBot t1_jb9d32g wrote

The following submission statement was provided by /u/sgfgross:

“Ultimately, we might be able to inject RNA into patients and transform enough cells to activate the immune system against cancer without having to take cells out first,” Ravi Majetim, the lead researcher, said. “That’s science fiction at this point, but that’s the direction we are interested in going.”

This approach has the potential to open up an entirely new therapeutic approach to treating cancer and may provide a way to develop a vaccine for cancer.

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