The study received funding from Orthogen, a German biotechnology company.
The study "helps extend gene therapy research to nongenetic, nonlethal diseases," said Evans, who added that arthritis "is a good target for this treatment, because the joint is a closed space into which we can inject genes."
-- Robert Preidt
SOURCE: Harvard Medical School, news release, Jan... displayed 300 characters
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