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Newer methods may boost gene therapy's use for more diseases

Jun. 02, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

Jordan Janz knew his gamble on an experimental gene therapy for his rare disease might be paying off when he returned to work and a friend sniffed him. “He said, ‘you have a normal smell, you smell good,’” Janz recalled. “And I’m like, ‘that’s probably the...

AIDS virus used in gene therapy to fix 'bubble baby' disease

May. 11, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

A gene therapy that makes use of an unlikely helper, the AIDS virus, gave a working immune system to 48 babies and toddlers who were born without one, doctors reported Tuesday. Results show that all but two of the 50 children who were given the experimental therapy in a...