The Disney Group is focused on developing rational and predictable approaches to design highly selective therapeutics from only genome sequence. One of the major articulations of the utility of genome sequencing efforts has been in advancing patient-specific therapies, yet such developments have been only sparsely reported.
We accomplish this lofty goal by using advancements in annotating RNA structure from sequence and several novel technologies that we have recently developed in our laboratory. Our current focus is on leveraging these technological advances to identify patient-specific therapies targeting orphan diseases that have no known cure or more common disorders to which there is a poor prognosis, such as drug resistant cancers.
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