A recent series of studies on the gene-editing method CRISPR have raised concerns about the suitability of this technology for the treatment of genetic illnesses such as Huntington's disease
Exciting new Huntingtin Lowering work from @SangamoTx and @CHDIfoundation using "Zinc Fingers" to shut down expression of the mutant Huntingtin gene. More details on this exciting new technique here.
FDA grants “Investigational New Drug” status to Huntingtin-lowering gene-therapy agent AMT-130, clearing path to human trials in Huntington’s Disease patients
This fall sees exciting announcements from a number of companies focused on novel Huntingtin Lowering technologies, including Wave, PTC and Voyager
Completely removing normal huntingtin in adults may disrupt healthy brain function, a recent study suggests.
Work with genome editing techniques (zinc fingers and CRISPR) brings these tools closer to use in HD clinical trials
The news has recently been full of stories about CRISPR, a new "jaw-dropping" DNA-editing technology. Hype or hope?
Success in Huntington’s disease cells and mice for zinc finger drugs that reduce production of the harmful protein
Scientists combine gene therapy and stem cells to correct a genetic liver disease. Could this combo be retooled for H