• Question: why do you find finding drugs for cures so interesting? x

    Asked by anguslovesham to Reka on 11 Jan 2019.
    • Photo: Reka Nagy

      Reka Nagy answered on 11 Jan 2019:


      I don’t do the drug finding myself, I do the step before that – finding genes that could be targeted by drugs. I think this is really important because there are many diseases out there that we do not yet know the genetic cause of.

      Finding a gene that has an influence on the disease, and then pharmaceutical companies being able to make a drug that targets that gene, could mean treatment options where previously there were none!

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