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 ...

MIT researchers crack cheap, precise gene therapy

Disease is on the run! An incredible advance in the realm of gene therapy has been made by top researchers ...

Gene therapies target rare diseases

The Western world's first drug to fix faulty genes promises to transform the lives of patients with an ultra-rare disease ...

Glybera: The story of gene therapy

Glybera (alipogene tiparvovec) made history on November 2 when the European Union approved its marketing application, making the gene therapy the first to ...

Virus-based gene therapy holds promise for neurological disease

Novel virus-based gene therapy holds promise for Canavan diseaseNews-Medical.netResearch led by Paola Leone, PhD, of the University of Medicine and ...

Gene therapy extends lives of children with brain disease

Children born with a rare, genetic brain disorder that causes severe atrophy and often leads to death within three years, ...

Gene therapy on the mend

Last month, Europe’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use approved a gene therapy for a rare genetic disease, the ...
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Gattaca alert: Personal genomics meets neo-eugenics

Eugenics is back into the headlines, thanks to rapid advances in personal genomics. Naturally, not everyone is inclined to greet ...