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Gene therapy techniques – a new clinical application

Gene therapy techniques that do not present any ethical difficulties

New steps in gene therapy  complemented with cell therapy . Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare lung disease in which the lung becomes filled with macrophages treatment has objective secondary difficulties. Now, Suzuki et al. (Nature 514; 450-454, 2014) propose to transfer modified macrophages in which the genetic defect of the disease has been corrected. These genetically modified macrophages have been transplanted in mice with the disease, with positive results. A new possibility for cell therapy that opens new therapeutic options, always using techniques that do not present any ethical difficulties.

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