A recent study of 11 men was performed to show the safety of gene transfer procedure and it also showed effectiveness for treating erectile disfunction Gene transfer could also treat asthma, overactive bladder and irritable bowel syndrome. Gene transfer is gene therapy lite, because it does not change your DNA but adds protein production to your cells for months to years.
Small pieces of DNA reach the nuclei of cells and this causes them to increase production of particular proteins. The DNA is mixed into blood plasma and injected into the body.
A possible advantage of gene transfer is that a single treatment could last for months. In the current study, improvements were maintained through the 24 weeks of study.