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Sep 5, 2020

Using CRISPR to improve viral vectors for gene therapy

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To overcome preexisting immunity that cripples the adenovirus vectors used in gene therapy and vaccines, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh created a CRISPR-based system that briefly suppresses the genes that cause the problem. The method improved gene therapy uptake in mice and is being developed by startup SafeGen.

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