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Gene Therapy Helped Mice Withstand Arthritis, University of North Carolina Study


3/15/2013 7:27:49 AM

In a very early sign of medical progress on the osteoarthritis front, scientists report they've used injections of modified genes to reduce the risk that mice will develop the painful, debilitating condition. There's no way to know if the gene therapy treatment will help humans, and scientists are far from understanding the treatment's side effects and potential cost. But the findings are more than just good news for mice with creaky joints.

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