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About Gene Therapy: A Potential Treatment for Genetic Diseases

Gene Therapy Research: Then and Now The idea of gene therapy is not new. In fact, scientist have been investigating and evolving it for more than 50 years, and, to date, more than 2300 gene therapy clinical trials are planned, ongoing, or have been completed. Gene therapy research, some in very early stages, is focusing on many diseases that are partly or fully caused by genetic mutations, such as blood clotting disorders, for example hemophilia, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinsons disease, vision disorders, and musculoskeletal disorders Continue reading

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Gene therapy reverses rare immune disorder | National …

April 30, 2019 Children born with a rare genetic disorder called X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) dont have a functioning immune system. Continue reading

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How does gene therapy work? – Genetics Home Reference – NIH

Gene therapy is designed to introduce genetic material into cells to compensate for abnormal genes or to make a beneficial protein. If a mutated gene causes a necessary protein to be faulty or missing, gene therapy may be able to introduce a normal copy of the gene to restore the function of the protein Continue reading

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Mustang Bio, St. Jude new gene therapy for ‘bubble-boy …

For babies born with the severe genetic condition known as "bubble-boy" disease, a run-of-the-mill common cold can be deadly. Continue reading

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Gene therapy restores immunity in infants with rare …

News Release Wednesday, April 17, 2019 NIH scientists and funding contributed to development of experimental treatment A small clinical trial has shown that gene therapy can safely correct the immune systems of infants newly diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening inherited disorder in which infection-fighting immune cells do not develop or function normally. Eight infants with the disorder, called X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID), received an experimental gene therapy co-developed by National Institutes of Health scientists. They experienced substantial improvements in immune system function and were growing normally up to two years after treatment Continue reading

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gene therapy : NPR

gene therapy : NPR gene therapy gene therapy David Vetter, pictured in September 1982 inside part of the bubble environment that was his protective home until he died in 1984. Today most kids born with severe combined immunodeficiency are successfully treated with bone marrow transplants, but researchers think gene therapy is the future. AP hide caption CRISPR and other gene technology is exciting, but shouldn't be seen as a panacea for treating illness linked to genetic mutations, says science columnist and author Carl Zimmer. Continue reading

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