DNA transfer in human eggs prevents disease

The following is an excerpt. Scientists have for the first time transferred DNA between human eggs. The success at Newcastle ...

Scientists create gene therapy virus that targets the retina

The following is an excerpt. Using mouse eyes as a setting for directed evolution, scientists have created a new version ...

Scientists restore long-term memory to mice

The following is an excerpt. University of California-Irvine neurobiologists have discovered a protein complex in neurons that is essential to ...

Gene therapy helps muscular dystrophy patients breathe easier

The following is an excerpt. Children with a rare form of muscular dystrophy called Pompe disease often spend their days ...

Gene delivery via magnetic nanoparticles

The following is an excerpt. Stent angioplasty saves lives, but there often are side effects and complications related to the ...

Warding off the flu with gene therapy

The following is an excerpt. In 2009, a global collaboration of scientists, public health agencies, and companies raced to make ...

Stem cell tech may help mitochondrial disease

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Last week's big news about production of genetically matched human embryonic stem ...

Gene therapy improves vision but doesn’t slow underlying disease

The following is an edited excerpt. Follow-up results from one of several groundbreaking gene therapy studies reported in 2008 in ...

Even if gene therapy does work, how will a stretched NHS foot the bill?

The following is an excerpt. Gene therapy is one of those medical "breakthroughs" that has unfortunately failed to live up ...
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Gene therapy combats heart failure, provides renewed hope for genetic medicine

A new treatment offers hope for patients suffering heart failure, and also for scientists who would like to see gene ...

Gene therapy: Engineered ‘heart-healing virus’ trial starts

The following is an excerpt. Patients in the UK have been enrolled into a trial to see if an engineered ...

Radical gene therapy gives hope to young cancer patients

The following is an excerpt. Australian doctors are using radical gene therapy to help treat a rare and aggressive childhood ...

Gene therapy: How experimental technique overcame a troubled legacy and is now helping the blind to see

The following is an excerpt. (Medical Xpress)—In 1999, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania injected 19 people with a virus ...
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Happy birthday, Human Genome

In the 10 years since the completion of the Human Genome Project, genetic science has moved forward in leaps and ...

Selected books on genetics

The following is an editorial summary. Featured books in this review article include: “Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature ...

Sleep, the other gene therapy

The following is an excerpt. We've mentioned before that lack of sleep increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, ...

Gene therapy for sensory disorders

The following is an excerpt. Sensory disorders can have a profound effect on health and quality of life—but gene therapy ...

New gene therapy births “designer baby” fears

The following is an excerpt. London, UK - Fertility regulators in the UK have paved the way for the introduction of ...

Gene therapy may aid failing hearts

The following is an excerpt. In an animal study, researchers at the University of Washington show that it was possible ...

Gene therapy cures leukaemia in eight days

The following is an excerpt. Within just eight days of starting a novel gene therapy, David Aponte's "incurable" leukaemia had ...

Gene therapy could treat cancer

The following is an excerpt. A clinical trial using a patient's own immune system to produce remissions in adults with ...

Gene therapy spurs leukemia hope

The following is an excerpt. Researchers reported fresh evidence Wednesday that using gene therapy to manipulate the immune system is ...

This protein could change biotech forever

The following is an edited excerpt. A tiny molecular machine used by bacteria to kill attacking viruses could change the ...

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 ...

Gene therapy studies show potential for HIV control without drugs

The following is an excerpt. Gene therapy approaches that involve the genetic modification of human haematopoietic stem cells have the ...

Mice ‘cured’ of lung cancer with gene therapy

The following is an excerpt. Mice with up to 200 tumours have been completely cured of lung cancer using a ...
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Gene therapy’s breakout moment

This could be gene therapy's breakout moment: speculative venture capital investors are realizing the potential of gene therapy and are ...

Gene therapy shows early promise for heart failure

The following is an excerpt. THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to treating heart failure, the ultimate hope ...
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