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Gene Therapy In A Liquid May Lead To Quicker, Easier Methods For Treating Disease

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September 29, 1998
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Thomas Jefferson University
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Gene therapy's future may lie in swallowing a liquid. Scientists at Jefferson Medical College have successfully administered gene therapy orally, effectively curing lactose intolerance in rats. In proving that gene therapy may potentially be given this way, the work may eventually lead to treatments for important human diseases such as diabetes.

Gene therapy's future may lie in swallowing a liquid. Scientists at Jefferson Medical College have successfully administered gene therapy orally, effectively curing lactose intolerance in rats. In proving that gene therapy may potentially be given this way, the work may eventually lead to treatments for important human diseases such as diabetes.


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Thomas Jefferson University. (1998, September 29). Gene Therapy In A Liquid May Lead To Quicker, Easier Methods For Treating Disease. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980929072756.htm
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