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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 ...

Gene therapy cures diabetic dogs

The following is an excerpt. Five diabetic beagles no longer needed insulin injections after being given two extra genes, with ...

Gene therapy cures diabetic dogs

The following is an excerpt. Five diabetic beagles no longer needed insulin injections after being given two extra genes, with ...

Tailored gene therapy could replace drugs for HIV patients

The following is an excerpt. One of the biggest problems in treating HIV patients is the amount of daily individual ...

Recreating how genes turn on and off in humans

The following is an excerpt. Durham, NC (Scicasts) – By reproducing in the laboratory the complex interactions that cause human genes ...
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Are we entering the age of $1 million medicine?

More than a quarter of the new medicines approved in the United States last year were designated for rare or ...