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NIH researchers have uncovered a key factor in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated with gene therapy.
… in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated with gene therapy. They conducted research on mice with a rare disease … humans, hoping their findings may eventually help improve gene therapy for humans. Researchers at the National Human …
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Understanding gene therapy for sickle cell disease
… Now, researchers are developing new and emerging gene therapies to treat sickle cell disease. To help navigate … for the Democratizing Education for Sickle Cell Disease Gene Therapy Project, which is led by NHGRI in partnership with …
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NIH researchers demonstrated that gene therapy may be the best method for correcting the single faulty gene that causes Niemann-Pick disease, type C1.
… of Health (NIH) researchers have demonstrated in mice that gene therapy may be the best method for correcting the single faulty gene that causes Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1). The …
Research at NHGRI
The Democratizing Education for Sickle Cell Disease Gene Therapy project utilizes a deliberative stakeholder-engagement approach to develop patient educational materials for sickle cell disease gene therapy.
… patients with sickle cell disease who are considering a gene therapy clinical trial fully understand the meaning and … welcomes your feedback about the sickle cell disease gene therapy resources. Please email your comments or …
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Today, gene therapy for sickle cell disease is considered experimental and only available to you if you participate in a clinical trial.
… Step 4: Preparation for stem cell collection (~90 days)   Gene therapy requires stem cells to be collected from your bone … cell collection. The process differs based on the type of gene therapy approach. The process does not always work. If …
Educational Resources
Gene therapy is an experimental technique for treating disease by altering the patient's genetic material.
Gene TherapyGene therapy is an experimental technique for treating disease by …
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It’s teatime and doctors, researchers and patients are at the table. They celebrate a decade of work and launch the first in-human gene therapy trial for children with a rare and devastating disease, GM1 gangliosidosis.
… celebrate a decade of work and launch the first in-human gene therapy trial for children with a rare and devastating … disease. Jojo was about to receive the first experimental gene therapy treatment for the rare disease, GM1 …
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A variety of approaches target the blood stem cells to relieve or reduce your symptoms of sickle cell disease.
… cells to reduce your symptoms of sickle cell disease.  Gene therapies use your own stem cells, while bone marrow transplants use the stem cells of a matched donor.  Gene therapy  In gene therapy , your stem cells are changed by …
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NHGRI researchers have identified new genes associated with the Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) and some possible new therapies.
… and protect the body from infection. ECD has no standard therapy, although consensus guidelines for clinical … were available for molecular testing, half had BRAF V600E gene mutations, which is sometimes seen in colon cancer, lung … Residency Program, accumulation of histocytes, new gene discovery … NHGRI researchers have identified new genes …
Educational Resources
Gene regulation is the process of turning genes on and off.
Gene Regulation … Gene regulation is the process of turning genes on and off. … Gene Expression, Genes, DNA, Transcription Factors … Gene regulation is the process used to control the timing, …