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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 ...
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Center for Genetics and Society launches campaign against mitochondrial gene therapy

The Center for Genetics and Society, known categorical rejection of the most innovative forms of gene therapy, has launched a ...
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Human enhancement: Resistance is futile?

In the next few decades we may well see see technology currently used to aid the sick and disabled -- ...
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Is gene therapy finally emerging from the shadows?

The prospect of using gene therapy to treat diseases—particularly inherited diseases, such as sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis that ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...