| site design © 2007 jerry yeh
| Project © 2007 jerry yeh & chris smith |
references & thanks
What is an efficient way to assist gene therapists in designing an efficient treatment procedure for patients with genetic diseases? The objective is to develop a Java program to implement a Boolean network model. Boolean network modeling determines the expression of an individual gene and its relations to the others within a genetic network. This model can identify gene interactions that cause genetic diseases and provide a therapeutic solution for the disease by modifying the expressions of a minimum number of genes to cause the network to return to its normal state. This, in turn, suppresses abnormal genes and reduces the effects of genetic diseases and cancers.