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Glossary

Gene therapy

A technique that aims to treat an illness by replacing a faulty or missing gene with a working copy, or by switching off a harmful gene.



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Gene therapy temporarily halts type 1 diabetes in mice

08 January 2018 - by Isobel Steer

A gene therapy has been used to restore normal blood sugar levels in mice with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published this month in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

Gene therapy shows 'mind-blowing' success in treating haemophilia A

18 December 2017 - by Sam Sherratt

A new gene therapy for haemophilia A has exceeded expectations in a recent clinical trial... [Read More]

Gene therapy hope for haemophilia

11 December 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer

Scientists have successfully used gene therapy to prevent bleeding in a small trial of patients with the inherited blood disorder haemophilia B... [Read More]

New CRISPR technique reverses diabetes and kidney failure in mice without cutting DNA

11 December 2017 - by Isobel Steer

Scientists in California have used a modified form of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing approach to epigenetically treat diabetes, kidney disease and muscular dystrophy in mice... [Read More]

Event Review: Darwin Lecture: from gene identification to clinical benefit - the example of cystic fibrosis

27 November 2017 - by Lea Goetz

The Darwin lecture held at the UK's Royal Society of Medicine in London, and jointly organised with the Linnean Society, gives an annual look at topics in science and medicine.... [Read More]

FDA issues warning on DIY gene-therapy kits

27 November 2017 - by Theofanis Michailidis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking an active stance against the use of 'do it yourself' gene therapy kits... [Read More]

Gene therapy effective for treatment-resistant leukaemia

27 November 2017 - by Sam Sherratt

A new gene therapy for leukaemia is effective for a majority of patients who showed resistance to previous therapies... [Read More]

FDA to speed up gene therapy and regenerative medicine approvals

20 November 2017 - by Martha Henriques

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced a fast-track review process for gene therapies and other regenerative medicine treatments... [Read More]

Sick boy gets healthy new skin with genetically-altered stem cells

13 November 2017 - by Paul Waldron

A boy with a rare skin disease has been successfully treated by replacing most of his skin with grafts of stem cells modified by gene therapy.

NHS will fund gene therapy for bubble boy syndrome

30 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

NICE has approved a gene therapy for children with a rare disorder that leaves them with no functioning immune system... [Read More]

RNA editing tools could create new disease therapies

30 October 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

A new molecular tool to change individual letters in an RNA sequence may open up new possibilities for gene therapy... [Read More]

FDA approves second gene therapy for cancer

19 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

The US Food and Drug Administration have approved the world’s second gene therapy to target blood cancer... [Read More]

FDA advisors back gene therapy for rare inherited blindness

16 October 2017 - by Rikita Patel

The US Food Drug and Administration advisory committee has backed the use of gene therapy to treat a hereditary disease for the first time... [Read More]

Gene therapy halts fatal child brain disease

09 October 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer

A new gene therapy has halted the progression of a fatal degenerative brain disease in a small study of affected boys... [Read More]

Gene therapy restores vision in blind mice

09 October 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Gene therapy has restored some vision in mice blinded by retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease... [Read More]

Gene therapy reverses multiple sclerosis in mice

25 September 2017 - by Sarah Gregory

A novel gene therapy can reverse the symptoms and progression of disease in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis... [Read More]

Book Review: Stem Cell Dialogues - A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry into Medical Frontiers

11 September 2017 - by Isobel Steer

Is using and destroying a human embryo for medical research ethical? This question is constantly considered in our newspapers, courtrooms and research labs. You almost certainly have an opinion on it... [Read More]

Gene therapy for cancer halted after patient death

11 September 2017 - by Ebtehal Moussa

Two trials assessing gene therapy for blood cancer have been put on hold by the US Food and Drug Administration, following a patient fatality... [Read More]

First gene therapy for leukaemia approved

04 September 2017 - by Meetal Solanki

The world's first cancer treatment which uses a patient's own genetically modified immune cells has been approved... [Read More]

Gene therapy skin grafts for obesity and diabetes

07 August 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A proof-of-concept study in mice has demonstrated how skin grafts could deliver gene therapy for obesity and diabetes... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

Twin Congress on Reproductive Biomedicine and Stem Cell Biology and Technology
23 September 2009  Razi International Conference Centre, Tehran, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Hemmat Highway 14496, Tehran, Iran
The Royan Institute's 10th Congress on Reproductive Biomedicine and 5th Congress on Stem Cell Biology and Technology...
How Do Viruses Treat Cancer?
06 September 2009 1.30pm-5pm High Street, Guildford, Surrey, UK
An exhibition exploring achievements in viral gene therapy for cancer...


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