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New Delivery Method For Gene Therapy

Gene therapy theoretically makes it possible to introduce genes into cells to cure disease or address deficiencies in biological processes. But in order for gene therapy to work, foreign (or synthetic) DNA must be introduced into host cells, which is a non-trivial task. Traditionally, researchers inserted foreign DNA through the cell membrane which had been […]

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Three (No Longer) Blind Mice

Gene therapy has been successfully used to restore sight in mice with a form of hereditary blindness; possibly leading to new treatments for common blinding diseases. Writing about their work in Nature Medicine, the University of Florida (UF) scientists described how they used a harmless virus to deliver corrective genes to mice with a genetic […]

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