: ' gene therapy'

Swap Pills for new DNA

With CRISPR leading the way once again, we see a huge explosion in the commercial marketplace to support the ideas behind this technology.   Editas Medicine recently announced an initial $43 million venture capital investment  to develop [...]

Wilson Returns after Tragic Clinical Trial

In 1999, Jesse Gelsinger, an 18-year-old from Arizona, tragically died in a clinical trial for Gene Therapy. The event was devastating for Gene Therapy, which at the time was a promising, exciting new science just like [...]

William Hendriks: Fighting disease with Gene Therapy & Stem Cells

William Hendriks is currently the head of a genome editing service at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute iPS Cell Core Facility. I spoke with him about this amazing new field and about its potential to change the [...]