Medicine & TechnologyBioengineers reimagine the CRISPR system as a Swiss Army knife by repurposing it to make a mini version for easier cell engineering and gene therapy to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other diverse ailments.
A new method of gene therapy involves minimally invasive microneedles. The patch includes genetic material within nanoparticles and can be applied for various clinical uses such as cancers, diseases, and vaccines.
A group of reserachers discovered a gene silencing process that help with effictive and efficient delivery of genes. This process, made effective by a gold DNA nanosunflower, can help cure HIV, infertility and even cancer.
Despite the number of mixed results in gene therapy which has had its share of setbacks, drug company giant Pfizer Inc. is pushing through with its gene therapy project. This is backed by advancement in technology and better research facilities, and for its first project, a partnership with privately-owned biotech firm Spark Therapeutics.