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Stem cell and gene therapy success

From the BBC:

“Two of the holy grails of medicine – stem cell technology and precision gene therapy – have been united for the first time in humans, say scientists.

It means patients with a genetic disease could, one day, be treated with their own cells.

A study in Nature corrected a mutation in stem cells made from a patient with a liver disease.

Researchers said this was a “critical step” towards devising treatments, but safety tests were still needed.

At the moment, stem cells created from a patient with a genetic illness cannot be used to cure the disease as those cells would also contain the corrupted genetic code.”

Read the full article from the BBC.
Related Nature article.

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