gene therapy Archive

antiagingGene therapy to remove old cells is extending the life of older mice

Oisin Biotechnology is a leader in removing senescent cells for antiaging. They have shown p16 positive senescent cells can be killed on demand in both in vitro and in vivo environments. Now they have started on experiments that will show …

cancerCancer cells engineered to trigger a death switch in other cancer cells

Roving cancer tumor cells have been genetically engineered to secrete a protein that triggers a death switch in resident tumor cells they encounter. The cancer-fighting cancer cells also have a built-in suicide switch — so the weaponized cells self-destruct before …

foodCRISPR gene therapy produce rice with 25-31% higher yield

A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop a variety of rice that produces 25-31 percent more grain and would have been virtually impossible to create through traditional …

gene therapyCreating real life superheroes

Professor, author, and comic book enthusiast E. Paul Zehr looks at how near term technology could be used to create Marvel’s Captain America. Chasing Captain America explores what the real limits of being human are, how far we should bend …

gene therapyCreating real life superheroes

Professor, author, and comic book enthusiast E. Paul Zehr looks at how near term technology could be used to create Marvel’s Captain America. Chasing Captain America explores what the real limits of being human are, how far we should bend …

canadaBridged nucleic acids in CRISPR RNAs improves CRISPR gene therapy accuracy by 10,000 times

Canadian research (Alberta) shows that the use of bridged nucleic acids to guide Cas9 can improve its specificity by over 10,000 times in certain instances — a dramatic improvement. Basil Hubbard, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Therapeutics and an assistant …

crisprGene therapy treatment for blood disease approved in Europe

Genetically modification of humans has been been approved for the first time in Europe. Swiss-based biotech company Crispr Therapeutics hope to find a way of curing blood disease beta thalassaemia. China has approved similar gene therapy trials. A trial into …

alzheimer'sGene APOE4 causes Alzheimers disease in humans and a fix has been created

Researchers have found differences in how Alzheimers disease originates and develops in mice and humans. They determined which gene causes Alzheimers in humans and have developed a fix for it. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is an …

diseaseGene therapy for common blood disorders

In a landmark study that could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders, UNSW Sydney-led researchers have used CRISPR gene editing to introduce beneficial natural mutations into blood cells to boost their production of foetal …

chinaChina leads world with 8 CRISPR trials to treat cancer and CRISPR medicine is a national priority

China has at least eight CRISPR gene therapy clinical trials to treat various forms of cancer. CRISPR is being tested as a treatment for cancers of the lung, bladder, cervix and prostate. Clinicaltrials.gov lists all of the clinical trials in …