National DNA Day: Gene Therapy – The future has arrived.

National DNA Day focuses on the successful completion of the Human Genome Project back in 2003, as well as the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953.  The aim of National DNA Day is to offer students, teachers and the public an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the latest advances in genomic research and explore how those advances might impact their lives.

Boyds specialises in supporting the development of advanced cell and gene therapy medicinal products, and has worked with a number of companies to bring these treatments to market for patient benefit.

Using DNA and gene-based therapy to treat human diseases may sound like science fiction, but there are already several gene therapies in use today, for diseases such as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Alan’s lecture described what gene therapy is all about and the recent advancements in the field as well as what the future holds for gene therapies

Back in 2017, Professor Alan Boyd gave a lecture at Gresham College on Gene Therapy – The Future has arrived. To listen back to his lecture, see recording below or visit Gene Therapy – The Future Has Arrived! – Alan Boyd – YouTube.


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