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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Genetic Medicine is Here

Los Angeles Times: Injecting a gene into thigh muscles of a monkey's leg greatly increased muscle mass and strength, a finding that could have potential application in a variety of human diseases that involve muscular weakening, researchers reported this week in the new journal Science Translational Medicine. The effects have now persisted for as long as 15 months and no side effects have been apparent, according to the researchers from Ohio. Clinical trials in humans are expected to begin next year.

More gene therapy news here.

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