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World premiere : differentiation of pluripotent stem cells to muscle fiber

This major breakthrough in neuromuscular diseases has just been published August 3, 2015 in Nature Biotechnology. “With our method, which does not require any genetic manipulation, we obtain muscle fibers which contract, but also satellite stem cells “ Olivier Pourquié, IGBMC and Harvard University (photo credit : Lola Vélasquez/IGBMC) More information with the original article  … [Read more]

A new trial in gene therapy led by UCLA in partnership with Genethon

10 children with an immunodeficiency disorder, commonly referred to as X-linked CGD, will be enrolled to receive a stem cell gene therapy, due to Dr Kohn’s team and Genethon. Genethon, AFM-Téléthon’s laboratory research, engineered the virus delivery system designed to transport the gene therapy into patients’ blood-forming stem cells. Genethon is sponsoring a parallel European … [Read more]

ASGCT 18 th Annual Meeting 2015: Ana Buj Bello receives the Outstanding New Investigator Award

This award recognizes four researchers every year for the quality and importance of their work in gene and cell therapy. Ana Buj Bello is awarded for 10 years of pioneering work on gene therapy and currently leads a translational gene therapy program for myotubular myopathy, a very severe muscular disease t due to mutations in … [Read more]