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Gene therapy pioneer develops a new approach to curb the side effects of treatment

Posted on November 13, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Gene therapies hold huge promise for inherited diseases that attack the nervous system — but studies show they can inadvertently damage sensitive nerve cells, triggering side effects like weakness, numbness, and intense pain.

Penn scientist and gene therapy pioneer James Wilson has developed, a new tactic designed to make these treatments safer for the nervous system.

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