Articles with the topic: gene-therapy

Serious side effects reported for some people treated with the huntingtin-lowering drug AMT-130, currently in clinical trials

Serious side effects reported for some people treated with the huntingtin-lowering drug AMT-130, currently in clinical trials

After receiving a high dose of uniQure’s gene therapy for Huntington’s disease, a few patients experienced serious side effects, but are now recovering. HDBuzz explores what this means for the experimental huntingtin-lowering drug, AMT-130.

Dr Sarah Hernandez and Dr Rachel HardingAugust 29, 2022

Updates from uniQure about their gene therapy for Huntington's disease

Updates from uniQure about their gene therapy for Huntington's disease

uniQure is conducting safety trials of the first gene therapy for HD. A recent press release provided a 1 year update on the first group of 10 people who underwent surgery to receive this experimental drug. Let’s talk more about what it means.

Dr Leora Fox and Dr Rachel HardingJuly 11, 2022

Unpacking recent gene therapy press

Unpacking recent gene therapy press

Voyager Therapeutics is shifting towards a new technology to deliver gene therapy and away from a planned HD clinical trial. But this could lead to less invasive drugs in the long run, and many other companies are working on HD gene therapies.

Dr Leora Fox and Dr Sarah HernandezAugust 16, 2021

A first for CRISPR gene editing could have wider applications for human disease

A first for CRISPR gene editing could have wider applications for human disease

A successful early trial of a drug for Familial Transthyretic Amyloidosis showed that CRISPR gene editing could be safely used in the human body. What does this mean for gene editing in HD?

Daniel O’ReillyJuly 21, 2021

Good news from uniQure: gene therapy trial on track, and promising data in animals

Good news from uniQure: gene therapy trial on track, and promising data in animals

The first group of 10 participants have been dosed in uniQure’s clinical trial of an HD gene therapy, and three new manuscripts describe safe, widespread huntingtin lowering in animals.

Dr Leora FoxApril 15, 2021

Caution urged for the use of gene-editing technology CRISPR

Caution urged for the use of gene-editing technology CRISPR

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

Dr Rachel HardingAugust 12, 2020

Exciting new Huntingtin lowering tool described

Exciting new Huntingtin lowering tool described

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.

Dr Jeff CarrollAugust 05, 2019

Huntington's disease goes viral as UniQure inches ahead in gene therapy race

Huntington's disease goes viral as UniQure inches ahead in gene therapy race

FDA grants “Investigational New Drug” status to Huntingtin-lowering gene-therapy agent AMT-130, clearing path to human trials in Huntington’s Disease patients

Dr Jeff CarrollJanuary 30, 2019

Advances on many fronts in the battle against the protein that causes Huntington's disease

Advances on many fronts in the battle against the protein that causes Huntington's disease

This fall sees exciting announcements from a number of companies focused on novel Huntingtin Lowering technologies, including Wave, PTC and Voyager

Dr Jeff CarrollDecember 04, 2018