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Science translational medicine DOI:10.1126/scitranslmed.3000550

Toward a systems-level analysis of infection biology: a new method for conducting genetic screens in human cells.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsStanley, SA, Hung, DT
JournalScience translational medicine
Volume1
Issue11
Pages11ps13
Date Published2009/12/16
ISSN1946-6234
Abstract

Loss-of-function genetic screens have facilitated great strides in our understanding of the biology of model organisms but have not been possible in diploid human cells. A recent report by Brummelkamp's group in Science describes the use of insertional mutagenesis to generate loss-of-function alleles in a largely haploid human cell line and demonstrates the versatility of this method in screens designed to investigate the host/pathogen interaction. This approach has strengths that are complementary to existing strategies and will facilitate progress toward a systems-level understanding of infectious disease and ultimately the development of new therapeutics.

URLhttp://stm.sciencemag.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=short&pmid=20371455
DOI10.1126/scitranslmed.3000550
Pubmed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20371455?dopt=Abstract