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Gene therapy | medicine | Britannica.com

Gene therapy, also called gene transfer therapy, introduction of a normal gene into an individuals genome in order to repair a mutation that causes a genetic disease. When a normal gene is inserted into the nucleus of a mutant cell, the gene most likely will integrate into a chromosomal site different from the defective allele; although that may repair the mutation, a new mutation may result if the normal gene integrates into another functional gene. If the normal gene replaces the mutant allele, there is a chance that the transformed cells will proliferate and produce enough normal gene product for the entire body to be restored to the undiseased phenotype Continue reading

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Blindness Gene Therapy Becomes Most Expensive Medicine In U.S.

With a sticker price of $850,000, a gene therapy for blindness will be the most expensive medicine sold in the United States. The treatment called Luxturna is manufactured by Spark Therapeutics and helps treat Leber congenital aumaurosis, an inherited condition that leads to blindness Continue reading

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The Journal of Gene Medicine | RG Impact & Description …

Background/objectives: Selenoprotein P (SeP) is involved in transporting selenium from the liver to target tissues. As SeP confers protection against disease by reducing chronic oxidative stress, this study aims to assess the level of SeP in the serum of patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD).Subjects/methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 63 and 71 subjects with and without MetS in the presence of documented CVD. All demographic, anthropometric and with cardiometabolic variables (lipids, blood glucose, blood pressure) were assessed. Continue reading

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Gene Editing Pioneers Receive Americas Most Distinguished …

Gene Editing Pioneers Selected to Receive Americas Most Distinguished Prize in Medicine August 15, 2017 - Albany, NY For their roles in the creation of a remarkable gene editing system that has been called the discovery of the century, five researchers have been announced as the recipients of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for 2017. All five awardees have made important contributions to the development of CRISPR-Cas9, a gene engineering technology that harnesses a naturally occurring bacterial immune system process. The technology has revolutionized biomedical research and provided new hope for the treatment of genetic diseases and more Continue reading

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Gene Therapy The Future of Medicine? | Science Care

Gene therapy is an experimental method of fighting disease that involves correcting or replacing a persons mutated or malfunctioning genes. Continue reading

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Silencing mosquito gene could slow spread of disease – News from Tulane

A. aegypti mosquitos play a leading role in spreading diseases such as Zika and dengue viruses. (Photo from the Centers for Disease Control) Next time you slap a mosquito consider this Tulane researchers are testing a strategy to alter the genes of female Aedes aegypti mosquitos so they die soon after a blood meal. Continue reading

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