Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System

Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.

Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.

viral vectors
Image of the Day: Ringspots
Image of the Day: Ringspots
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 25, 2019
Tiny insects carry the tomato spotted wilt virus, which causes infected plants to develop discolored ring-shape blotches.
CRISPR Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Helps Dogs
CRISPR Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Helps Dogs
Catherine Offord | Aug 31, 2018
Researchers boosted levels of the dystrophin protein to nearly normal levels in a canine model of the disease.
World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens
World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens
Catherine Offord | Apr 11, 2018
Lonza will employ more than 200 full-time staff to work at the Texas-based facility, the company says.
Severe Toxicity Reported in High-Dose AAV Gene Therapy in Animals
Severe Toxicity Reported in High-Dose AAV Gene Therapy in Animals
Jim Daley | Jan 31, 2018
Biotech stocks fell in response to the news. 
CRISPR Proves Promising for Treating ALS in Mice
CRISPR Proves Promising for Treating ALS in Mice
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 21, 2017
The gene-editing tool was effective in disabling a defective gene responsible for some forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 
Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations
Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations
Kerry Grens | Jan 17, 2017
Infected with Wolbachia, the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.
A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria
A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria
Tanya Lewis | Jul 5, 2016
A team of scientists confirm Wolbachia can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting the virus, while another group finds a reliable way to detect the bacteria.
Opinion: Target the Vector
Opinion: Target the Vector
Mirco Junker | Jun 28, 2016
Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 
Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue
Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue
Kerry Grens | Jan 19, 2016
A Brazilian town will ramp up the release of insects engineered to shrink mosquito populations.