Gene editing shows promise in curing herpes infection

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center May 13, 2024, 08:00 PM UTC

Summary: Researchers at Fred Hutch Cancer Center have developed an experimental gene therapy for herpes, removing 90% or more of the infection in pre-clinical studies. The therapy also reduces viral shedding, potentially limiting transmission. The therapy involves a single vector and enzyme that target and damage the virus. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows promise for a cure. Herpes affects billions worldwide, with current treatments only suppressing symptoms.

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