International collaboration is often the best way to approach difficult research problems, and this is how we’re searching for new ways to treat the brain tumour called glioblastoma. Teams from the UK, Canada and Sweden are defining the role of a genetic mutation in the disease, and will then determine whether it represents a target for new therapies.
Our funding is enabling doctors to collaborate globally as they research the genetic make-up of a particular childhood brain tumour, and work on new ways to treat it.
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Genome editing of human neural stem cells using nuclease-assisted gene targeting: a tool to uncover the function of H3F3A mutations in paediatric glioma.
Professor Steven Pollard
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, EH16 4UU
1 April 2016