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Pink Army Cooperative Uses Open Source Principles to Treat Breast Cancer

Nov 04, 2009, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Hoover)

"According to information provided by Pink Army [PDF], "The core technology is synthetic biology, a platform for high-speed genetic engineering. An open source therapeutic design engine is coupled with automated DNA synthesis and personal-scale manufacturing processes to make person-specific bio-medicines.cooperative. Each synthetic therapeutic will be rigorously tested, openly reviewed, submitted to the FDA for approval, and used only in the person for which was designed, resulting in a single person (n=1) clinical trial. Personalized treatments are expected to be specific, safe, and available for use clinically much faster than those made with traditional development techniques -- a revolution in personalized medicine."

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