viral vectors
Reducing Gene Therapy-Related Risk
Reducing Gene Therapy-Related Risk
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2015
In a mouse model of a rare disease, scientists have figured out how to reduce the elevated cancer risk tied to a gene therapy treatment.
Genes Get in Your Eye
Genes Get in Your Eye
Ruth Williams | Jun 12, 2013
Directed evolution of a gene therapy virus vector improves its penetration into the retina.
Viruses Affect Cell Reprogramming
Viruses Affect Cell Reprogramming
Sabrina Richards | Oct 25, 2012
Viral vectors used to carry transcription factors that de-differentiate cells into a stem-cell-like state are themselves a key factor in efficient reprogramming.
Delivering New Genes
Delivering New Genes
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2012
Gene therapies typically involve the introduction of genetic material into target cells to replace or supplement an existing, usually dysfunctional, gene. 
Targeting DNA
Targeting DNA
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2012
After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.