gene therapy history

posted on January 1, 2007 - 11:54am
Gene therapy — inserting new genes into cells to treat disease — first became a reality in the early 1990s. Now past its earliest years and into its adolescence, the science has progressed along two major pathways. The first seeks to define the best way of delivering genes inside the shell of a defanged virus, with the precise type of viral shell dependent on the target tissue. Viral delivery...

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