Each of the following questions is intended to guide your thought as you read the information in the site. You can click on a question to reveal a short answer and a link to the appropriate portion of the website.
Q. How do scientists figure out which genes and proteins to study from the thousands of potential genes in the genome and even larger number of proteins in the cell? There must be some way to narrow down the search
Q. How can you target therapies at cancer when cancer is made of the same cells as the human body? What about cancer makes it different (and therefore targetable by drugs) from normal cells and how would you design drugs to make treatments better?
Q. How can you change the contents of a cell (the genes and proteins that are active in it) in a way that is specific to what you are trying to add/remove but also able to be performed in a timely fashion? What aspects of a normal cell can be exploited to create new cells with features that you desire?