Gene therapy could prevent arthritis

The following is an edited excerpt.

Most people who live to old age will suffer from arthritis. The condition’s prevalence is growing alongside a graying world population.

However the only treatments at the moment address the symptoms rather than the cause—the loss of cartilage in joints. Joint replacement is a last-ditch solution for some sufferers. Now a gene therapy approach has demonstrated promise in staving off arthritis in mice, opening the door to human testing.

Read the full article here: Gene Therapy Could Prevent Arthritis

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