New Viral Vector Could Improve Gene Therapy for Muscle Diseases

New Viral Vector Could Improve Gene Therapy for Muscle Diseases

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New Viral Vector Could Improve Gene Therapy for Muscle Diseases

A new viral vector that is better than conventional vectors — tools designed to deliver genetic material into cells — at targeting muscle cells may prove useful in developing a more effective gene therapy for muscular dystrophy (MD), according to researchers. In fact, this new vector “is more than 10 times more efficient at reaching muscle than those currently used in clinical trials,” the scientists said in a news story. The researchers described the new…

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