Items with tag "gene therapy"

News

Francqui Chair 2016-2017 has started

Last Tuesday, the international Francqui Chair 2016-2017 was inaugurated with a lecture on 'Changing the face of modern medicine: gene therapy and gene editing', by Thierry VandenDriessche at Ghen…

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CRISPR company Intellia prices IPO

Gene editing company Intellia Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:NTLA) raised $108 million on Thursday through the sale of 6 million shares at $18 in an IPO underwritten by Credit Suisse, Jefferies, Leerin…

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Promising gene therapy for cystic fibrosis

Scientists from the research group Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy of the University of Leuven have developed a new form of gene therapy that is able to cure mice with cystic fibrosis. Also, c…

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Insights

Two genes work together to trigger childhood leukemia

Two genes work together to trigger childhood leukemia

Two known cancer-causing genes, HOXA9 and JAK3/STAT5, are cooperating to trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a common form of childhood cancer. Although both genes were already known to play a s…

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VC Views

The million-dollar question: How much do you charge for a lifesaving drug?

The million-dollar question: How much do you charge for a lifesaving drug?

The newest generation of ground-breaking gene therapy drugs, Zolgensma and Zynteglo, come with eye-catching price tags of more than a million dollars per treatment. Is the pharma industry reckless…

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