Gene therapy offers “revolution” in prostate cancer treatment

Scientists have discovered new way of slowing the growth of prostate cancer. For the first time experiments have successfully targeted ...
First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

The first gene therapy to be approved in a regulated market was announced by the European Commission. The therapy, available ...
First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

The first gene therapy to be approved in a regulated market was announced by the European Commission. The therapy, available ...
Center for Genetics and Society escalates attack on life-saving gene therapy

Center for Genetics and Society escalates attack on life-saving gene therapy

CGS, a "progressive" but uber conservative-minded advocacy group that opposes many medical technology innovations is continuing its campaign against gene ...
New gene therapy method replaces mitochondrial DNA, study says

New gene therapy method replaces mitochondrial DNA, study says

Scientists have demonstrated a new type of gene therapy that would – in principle – allow mothers to avoid saddling ...

Could genetic diseases be cured in the womb?

Efforts to develop a working gene therapy for certain inherited diseases have reached a milestone with a new method for ...
Designer Baby? Breakthrough gene therapy that could eliminate rare diseases, raises ethical concerns

Designer Baby? Breakthrough gene therapy that could eliminate rare diseases, raises ethical concerns

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have replaced bits of defective DNA in a human egg with the equivalent ...
Genetic ethics cops shout “designer babies” to abort life saving therapy

Genetic ethics cops shout “designer babies” to abort life saving therapy

As we highlighted this week in Gene-ius, a dramatic, life-improving breakthrough is on the horizon in gene therapy. Researchers from ...

Gene therapy as a cure for fatal bone diseases in children?

This article detailed current research about how, although low bone density and osteoporosis is quite prevalent in the public eye, ...
Researchers improve gene therapy technique for children with immune disorder

Researchers improve gene therapy technique for children with immune disorder

By including chemotherapy as a conditioning regimen prior to treatment, researchers have developed a refined gene therapy approach that safely ...
Gene therapy: Triggering turning genes on and off with light

Gene therapy: Triggering turning genes on and off with light

U.S. researchers have developed a system, triggered by blue light, that can seek out and turn on or off any ...
Gene therapy used to combat immunodeficiency

Gene therapy used to combat immunodeficiency

UCLA researchers are using a gene therapy to restore the immune systems of children with so-called "Bubble Boy" disease. The ...

Disturbing trend: Journalists hype fears when discussing human genetics

Genetics is scary. That’s the popular and entirely regrettable meme that dominates the narrative pushed by “progressive” and hard right ...
New gene-therapy approach could improve obesity treatment

New gene-therapy approach could improve obesity treatment

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have found a new way of using gene therapy to treat obesity. The ...

Gene therapy cures siblings of “bubble boy” syndrome

Abbygail Ainslie was born perfect in July 2011. She weighed nine pounds and the genetic tests that have become standard ...

Gene therapy restores sense of smell in mice, may aid research into other diseases

Scientists have restored the sense of smell in mice through gene therapy for the first time—a hopeful sign for people ...

Gene therapy applied to peripheral arterial disease

Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene therapy could be used to treat patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD), suggest results ...

NIH funds gene therapy using ultrasound

NIH awarded researchers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) a $1.7 million grant over four years to progress development of a ...

Study uses stem cells to boost red blood cell production

Using human stem cells, scientists have developed methods to boost the production of red blood cells, according to a new ...
Can there be a reality of genetically modified Olympians?

Can there be a reality of genetically modified Olympians?

There have been "marathon mice", "Schwarzenegger mice" and dogs whose wasted muscles were repaired with injected substances that switch off ...

Elusive gene that causes a form of blindness from birth discovered

Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division and ...

Olympic medicine: Are elite athletes really healthier than the rest of us?

As Los Angeles Times science writer Jon Bardin wrote in a recent article, “There are numerous genetic factors known to ...
The future is now: Gene therapy to take flight in Europe

The future is now: Gene therapy to take flight in Europe

After many years of crushed expectations, gene therapy could be close to a victory: a regulatory approval ...

European regulators back western world’s first gene therapy drug

European regulators have recommended approval of the Western world's first gene therapy drug -- after rejecting it on three previous ...

Gene therapy treatment extends lives of mice with fatal disease

A team of University of Missouri researchers has found that introducing a missing gene into the central nervous system could ...

Virus-free gene therapy for HIV shows promise

An experimental gene therapy for HIV may actually be easier—and even safer—than experts originally hoped. Experimenting with zinc finger nucleases ...

Transgenic technique to ‘eliminate’ a specific neural circuit of the brain in primates

In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce ...

Update on gene therapy

Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) published proof-of-principle results showing a role for telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) ...