GenePod: Genetics in Medicine’s Podcast
GenePod is the podcast from the journal Genetics in Medicine. Join us as host Cynthia Graber delves into the latest research in medical genetics and genomics, featuring content from this leading journal.
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May 4, 2023
May 2023: How might medical geneticists prepare for the advent of gene therapy treatments of genetic diseases?
For decades, gene therapy has been seen as something that is just around the corner, but not yet here. Today, though, the past barriers to gene therapy have been largely resolved, and there are now more than 300 non-oncology gene therapies in development and more than 2,000 trials in process. To address the role of medical geneticists in this future treatment, a team of researchers recently authored a commentary in Genetics in Medicine titled, “The evolving role of medical geneticists in the era of gene therapy: an urgency to prepare.” Jerry Vockley, MD PhD, chief of genetic and genomic medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Nina Gold, MD, attending physician in medical genetics and metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital, joined GenePod to discuss how those practicing on the front lines in the field of medical genetics should be preparing for gene therapy.https://www.gimjournal.org/pb-assets/Health%20Advance/journals/gim/podcast/gim_may23-1683205360557.mp3Loading ...