Feb 11, 2021

Biotech entrepreneur George Church launches gene therapy startup to design safer viral vectors

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The adeno-associated viruses often used as vectors to deliver gene therapy can trigger unwanted and sometimes dangerous immune responses. Now, a Harvard University team led by renowned geneticist George Church, Ph.D., has developed a way to “cloak” AAVs from immune surveillance. They’ve spun off Ally Therapeutics to develop it.

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