UCLA-led Team develops a new method for delivering DNA into stem cells and immune cells

 (FROM LEFT) DR. STEVEN JONAS, JASON BELLING AND PAUL WEISS OF UCLA

A Step Toward a Better Way to Make Gene Therapies Attack Cancer

The study's co-senior author is Paul Weiss, a UCLA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, of bioengineering and of materials science and engineering. "We are figuring out how to get gene-editing tools into cells efficiently, safely and economically," he said. "We want to get them into enormous numbers of cells without using viruses, electroshock treatments or chemicals that will rip open the membrane and kill many of the cells, and our results so far are promising."

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