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Researchers Externally Regulate Gene Implanted In Brain

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December 2, 1998
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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University of North Carolina researchers have used an antibiotic like an on-off switch to externally regulate a gene carried by a defective virus and implanted in the brain. The accomplishment, made with laboratory rats, suggests that gene-transfer technology using the recombinant defective virus known as AAV (adeno-associated virus) may eventually prove feasible for gene therapy in human brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

By LESLIE H. LANG, UNC-CH School of Medicine


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