Small viruses could accelerate cell and gene therapy research

10:24 EST 8 Nov 2017 | Novartis

Interest in the field of genome editing continues to heat up, fueled by technological advances and the first approval of a gene therapy in the United States. The latest development in this exciting frontier of science involves small viruses called AAVs (short for adeno-associated viruses) that have the power to overwrite DNA in human cells. 

“AAV biology is one of the most febrile areas of basic research, and we’re planning to explore its therapeutic potential through a new collaboration,” says Craig Mickanin, who focuses on new tools and technologies as a director at the Novartis ...

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