DNA Delivery Systems for Gene Therapies
Dr. Vivienne Raper has written an excellent FutureLab/Biocompare editorial comparing the various DNA delivery systems availble to researchers, including both viral and non-viral vectors.
Modifying a patient’s genes requires the safe and efficient delivery of genetic material into their cells. This is commonly done using a carrier, such as a virus, which needs to successfully transport DNA without the genetic material degrading or triggering a dangerous immunological reaction. The most common carriers remain viral vectors, but non-viral methods are also gaining in popularity.
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