A breakthrough finding at IRIC in immunobiology

Dr. Claude Perreault—principal investigator at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal and his team, have identified a new and unprecedented role for some DNA sequences traditionally believed to be non-coding, i.e. not coding for proteins, that actually play a key role in self-recognition by the immune system. The immune system could thus target a larger than anticipated number of genes since cancer-causing gene mutations can also originate from this non-coding DNA.   Continue reading

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