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Inside the Lab Precision medicine, Technology and innovation, Microbiology and immunology, Oncology

All the RAGE

Although immunotherapy is a promising form of cancer therapy, not all patients respond well – and current methods to assess an individual’s immune cell behavior often fall short. Immune cells that recognize cancer are rare, making it difficult to identify those that will mount an effective response. But that’s exactly what Repertoire and Gene Expression by Sequencing (RAGE-Seq) – a new cellular barcode tracker – aims to do. Developed by scientists at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, the new technology can spot the rare lymphocytes that are most reactive against cancer cells, all from within the patient’s own immune system (1).

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About the Author

Luke Turner

While completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I soon discovered that my passion and strength was for writing about science rather than working in the lab. My master’s degree in Science Communication allowed me to develop my science writing skills and I was lucky enough to come to Texere Publishing straight from University. Here I am given the opportunity to write about cutting edge research and engage with leading scientists, while also being part of a fantastic team!

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