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How can gene therapy be used to help prevent and treat disease? With immunotherapies and cell therapy techniques, sicknesses previously thought difficult to treat can be more effectively treated.

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  • How proteins are expressed and degraded
  • What happens to untreated vs. treated cells
  • How the microenvironment affects treatment

Jan ter Meulen, M.D., Ph.D., the CSO of Obsidian Therapeutics, shares his work building a company producing advances in gene and cell therapeutics.

Gene therapies have been effectively used to safely treat stubborn illnesses and diseases for generations. However, using these protocols against cancer has become increasingly effective, and companies like Obsidian Therapeutics are making great leaps.

While some patients may have experienced problems with less safe treatment versions, new techniques make more frail patients able to seek treatment. However, using mice as models provides particular challenges, so treatments like these require a significant level of testing.

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