Latest Gene therapy Stories
Our ability to “read” DNA has made tremendous progress in the past few decades, but the ability to understand and alter the genetic code, that is, to “rewrite” the DNA-encoded instructions, has lagged behind.
The scientific and technological literature is abuzz with nanotechnology and its manufacturing and medical applications.
Severe combined immunodeficiency is defect in the immune system that results in a loss of the adaptive immune cells known as B cells and T cells.
A DNA-covered submicroscopic bead used to deliver genes or drugs directly into cells to treat disease appears to have therapeutic value just by showing up.
A number of studies have shown that it is possible to lengthen the average life of individuals of many species, including mammals, by acting on specific genes.
Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh have discovered an enzyme that corrects the most common mistake in mammalian DNA.
Gene therapy strategies to prevent and treat inherited diseases of the retina that can cause blindness have progressed rapidly.
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