Convergence of gene and cell therapy

Written by Regenerative Medicine

In this expert focus, originally published in Regenerative Medicine, Alexey Bersenev and Bruce Levine discuss the advantages of combining cell and gene therapy, and what potential developments the future could hold. Gene therapy and cell therapy have followed similar roller coaster paths of rising public expectations and disappointment over the past two decades. There is now reason to believe that momentum in the field has reached the point where the successes will be more frequent. The use of gene-modified cells has opened new avenues for engineering desired cell properties, for the use of cells as vehicles for gene delivery, and...

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