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UNM Professors Discover Important Leukemia Related Gene

September 16, 2004

The UNM Engineering Magazine recently featured Prof. Paul Helman and Robert Veroff for their interdisciplinary work withCheryl L. Willman, director of the UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center, in finding a gene which may save the lives of children with leukemia. The professors used a Bayesian net to find the Outcome Predictor for Acute Leukemia 1 (OPAL1) gene, which is "...extremely predictive of whether or not someone would survive their leukemia", said Prof. Helman.