• Question: When you play around with DNA what different things do you discover?

    Asked by 582genb52 to Sophie on 18 Mar 2015.
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      Sophie Robinson answered on 18 Mar 2015:

      So I discover what happens to cells when I take genes out. I look to see how this gene editing affects their behaviour and growth to see whether this could be linked to blood cancer.

      I have also recently discovered that there are two different versions of the gene I am looking at, called DIS3 which is mutated in blood cancer. This is really interesting as they could be doing different things to cause cells to become cancerous.