Australian scientists discover 'cure' for cervical cancer

Australia could become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer.
Researchers from Griffith University in Queensland have used gene-editing technology to target cervical cancer tumours in mice using 'stealth' nanoparticles.

Lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan said it's the first cancer cure using this technology. 
The mice treated had a 100 per cent survival rate, ABC reported, raising hopes for women with cervical cancer.
The gene-editing tool, known as CRISPR-Cas9, is injected by nanoparticles in to the patient's bloodsteam.
The nanoparticles then search for the cancer-causing gene E7 and cut the gene in half.
When the cell repairs the gene with extra DNA, the cell doesn't recognise the cancerous cells and generates a healthy cell. 

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