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New Delivery System May Improve Gene Therapy

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December 4, 1997
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Weizmann Institute Of Science
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A new delivery system developed at the Weizmann Institute may allow scientists to target new genes to a predetermined position in the cell's chromosomes. The method, described in the December issue of the Journal of Virology, may significantly improve gene therapy and other forms of genetic manipulation.

REHOVOT, ISRAEL, December 3, 1997...In the genes of an organism, as in real estate, location is key. The functioning of any gene is significantly affected by its exact placement on the chromosome.


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