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) ...

Targeted gene therapy enhances treatment for Pompe disease

Gene therapy to replace the protein missing in Pompe disease can be effective if the patient's immune system does not ...
Researcher hunts for sickle cell anemia cure with gene targeting, stem cells

Researcher hunts for sickle cell anemia cure with gene targeting, stem cells

Halfway around the world in India, Sivaprakash Ramalingam had heard of Johns Hopkins researchers using a promising new technique for ...

Gene therapy curbs nicotine addiction in mice

Forget patches: gene therapy could suppress cigarette cravings by preventing the brain from receiving nicotine. The treatment is effective in ...

Transgenic technique ‘eliminates’ a specific neural circuit in brain of primates

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

A huge step for gene therapy

A new gene therapy from researchers at National Taiwan University Hospital gives hope to children born with an extremely rare ...

Gene therapy paves way for new cancer treatment

Gene therapy has been proven effective in inhibiting breast tumor growth in mice, marking a new pathway for cancer treatment, ...

Gene therapy approval?

After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval ...

Study finds voter genetics may predict election outcomes

New studies led by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows specific genetic traits may predispose people to ...

Stem cells to optimize match between patient and medication

One of the biggest barriers to the development of new medical therapies is the cost of taking a new drug ...

Delivery system for gene therapy may help treat Arthritis

A DNA-covered submicroscopic bead used to deliver genes or drugs directly into cells to treat disease appears to have therapeutic ...

Gene therapy extends mouse lifespan by 24 %

Scientists have successfully extended the lifespan of mice using gene therapy, a strategy never before employed to combat aging. The ...
Researchers report a gene-therapy success

Researchers report a gene-therapy success

For a quarter of a century, gene therapy has been stymied, largely because the patient's immune system attacks the treatment ...

Gene therapy for HIV safe, but effectiveness still unclear

New research shows that gene therapy can have long-lasting effects on the immune cells of HIV patients -- a promising ...