Gene Therapy 2.0

March 15, 2017

gene therapy Coopersville twins

Levi Looks, diagnosed through newborn screening with “bubble boy” disease, is a healthy toddler thanks to gene therapy, resurgent now after early setbacks, MIT Technology Review reports. The idea is elegant, the story notes. Using an engineered virus, deliver healthy copies of a gene into patients made sick by defective versions. Two gene therapy have been approved in Europe, and the U.S. is expected to follow suit.

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