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Jefferson Scientists Further Develop Gene Repair Technique

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June 15, 1999
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Molecular geneticists at Jefferson Medical College are inching closer to using a novel gene repair technique to treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia. While the work remains in the early stages, the scientists are hopeful that their technique will eventually be able to correct the genetic defect responsible for more than 70 percent of cystic fibrosis cases.

Researchers, in creating new gene repair molecules, are edging closer to potential applications


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