Dec 17, 2019

A new gene therapy strategy, courtesy of Mother Nature

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, nanotechnology, neuroscience

Scientists have developed a new gene-therapy technique by transforming human cells into mass producers of tiny nano-sized particles full of genetic material that has the potential to reverse disease processes.

Though the research was intended as a proof of concept, the experimental therapy slowed and prolonged survival in mice with gliomas, which constitute about 80 percent of in humans.

The technique takes advantage of exosomes, fluid-filled sacs that release as a way to communicate with other cells.

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