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Articles with the topic: primate-trial

Safety trials add crucial piece to gene silencing jigsaw

Safety trials add crucial piece to gene silencing jigsaw

Dr Ed Wild on November 14, 2011

Gene silencing drugs aim to slow down or prevent Huntington's disease by telling cells not to make the harmful protein. For the first time, a study has shown that gene silencing hits its target and is safe in the complex brains of rhesus monkeys.