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Gene Therapy Shows Limited, But Promising Results

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Gene Therapy Shows Limited, But Promising Results

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Gene Therapy Shows Limited, But Promising Results

Gene Therapy Shows Limited, But Promising Results

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Gene therapy has offered many promises of medical breakthroughs, but has kept almost none. Now, researchers report they have used gene therapy in mice to make headway against a form of muscular dystrophy. But will it work for people?

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Xiao Xiao, associate professor of orthopedic surgery, molecular genetics and biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pa.