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Team develops novel gene therapy for achromatopsia

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Michigan State University presented new preclinical data this week that evaluates the efficacy of a gene therapy treatment for achromatopsia, a rare inherited retinal disease ...

May 08, 2015
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Making gene therapy safer

Scientists at EPFL have demonstrated a new method that can be used to greatly improve the safety and efficiency of gene therapy using the patient's own stem cells.

Apr 09, 2015
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Gene therapy

Gene therapy is the insertion of genes into an individual's cells and tissues to treat a disease, such as a hereditary disease in which a deleterious mutant allele is replaced with a functional one. Although the technology is still in its infancy, it has been used with some success. Antisense therapy is not strictly a form of gene therapy, but is a genetically-mediated therapy and is often considered together with other methods.

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