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Scientists identify gene that helps treat cancer

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The gene that strengthens the human immune system has been identified by Australian scientists, it was revealed on Monday.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) identified the gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection including cancer and diabetes.

“Our immune system produces proteins called cytokines that help fortify the immune system and work to prevent viruses and other pathogens from replicating and causing disease,” Stewart said in a statement.

The C6 has existed for more than 500 million years, preserved and passed down from simple organisms all the way to humans. But only now are we gaining insights into its importance, the scientists said.

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