A presentation given during FOCIS 2015, the 15th annual meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunity Societies in June 2015 in San Diego, focused on advances in stem cell research related to treatment of cancer and the function that particular enzymes play in disease.
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Anjana Rao, PhD, professor at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology in San Diego, discussed her research on epigenetics—the process by which genetic information is modified without changing the underlying DNA sequence—and how it influences the function of the immune system by turning genes on and off.
The research undertaken by Dr. Rao has led to seminal, molecular-level discoveries and insights of the immune system, which helps keep the body healthy and plays a key role in cancer and other diseases, Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco, told the audience in his introductory remarks.