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Engineering the Immune System to Kill Senescent Cells with Corina Amor Vegas

Hundreds of iterations of immune cells that are engineered to kill cancer have already been designed. Corina reached outside of this box to use the same synthetic biology principles to engineer T cells to attack senescent cells, a cell type that contributes to diseases of aging. Corina walks us through how her engineered T cells know the difference between a diseased cell and healthy tissue, how she stumbled upon the chimeric antigen receptor that made this possible, and how these new T cells are being moved from academia to the clinic.

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