Scientists have long recognized that cells can change their properties by taking up exogenous genetic material, a principle that shaped the foundation of gene therapy. Today, scientists use cell and gene therapy to discover new ways to combat countless conditions, from hereditary genetic disorders to cancer and cardiovascular disease. As of 2020, there were roughly ~1,300 ongoing cell and gene therapy clinical trials globally. The discovery of novel gene editing technologies such as CRISPR further contributes to gene and cell therapy’s potential.
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