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04:12 Mar 17, 2002
German to English translations [Non-PRO] Medical
German term or phrase:Killergenen
Von Killergenen, die in Tumorzellen platziert werden, ueber den Austausch defekter Gene bis zu gezielt wirkenden Medikamenten, ein weites Feld, auf dem mit Hochdruck geforscht wird.
I know it's a killer gene. I need confirmation that from the text, it is the harmful gene in tumor cells which will be replaced, isn't it?
Explanation: There are 3 different methodologies listed here. In the first one a killer gene supposedly kills off the tumor cells. It's not replacing a harmful gene in the tumor cell ... just harming the tumor cell. A pretty inefficient tactic ...