Gene Therapy

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The Path to a Cure: Temple HIV Treatment Milestone Was 5 Years in the Making

Temple University researchers are one step closer to eliminating HIV in humans. This month, a team of interdisciplinary researchers led by professor Kamel Khalili released the results of […]

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NextUp: The Local Company Pioneering Gene Therapy for Pets

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations, and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email [email protected] […]

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Q&A: Cancer Gene Therapy Researcher Bruce Levine on the Future of “Cellicon Valley”

Bruce Levine holds many titles. He serves as the Barbara and Edward Netter professor in cancer gene therapy and founding director of the Clinical Cell […]

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Here’s What’s Next for Gene Therapy

Gene therapy was once viewed as science fiction; the idea of using a person’s own genes to fight disease in the body was merely a […]

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New Gene Therapies Might Never Reach the Minority Communities That Need Them

When it comes to medicine and science, it’s safe to say we are living the future. There are Jetsons-like procedures such as capsule endoscopy, which […]

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The $850K, Philly-Developed Blindness Treatment That Could Be the Gateway to Curing Big Disease

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of Spark Therapeutics’ Luxturna, a one-time treatment for adults and children with a […]

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Groundbreaking Penn Cancer Therapy Gets FDA Approval

In what the FDA is a calling a “historic action,” the federal administration on Wednesday approved the country’s first gene therapy treatment that can be […]

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Spark Therapeutics Gene Therapy for Blindness Moves Forward With FDA

There’s a greater chance now than ever before that the Food and Drug Administration‘s first two approved gene therapies will both come from Philadelphia. This week, […]