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April 9: Genetic Therapies - Using DNA as a Drug

GCD April 2020 event

Join the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development for the final talk in its Leading Edge Series where you can hear from researchers on genes, cells and your future. On April 9, hear Nikunj Somia and R. Scott McIvor discuss how viruses and other jumping DNA elements can be used to help alleviate or to cure disease states. These strategies, called gene therapy, have recently showed some stunning successes to cure immuno-deficiencies that previously confined patients to isolation (bubble boy), to cure bleeding disorders (hemophilia) and to activate the immune system to fight cancers. This approach will change how medicine is practiced for the treatment of disease using DNA as a drug.

Genetic Therapies

  • Thursday, April 9, 2020
  • Campus Club West Wing, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • 6:30 p.m. - Refreshments & Networking, 7 p.m. - Talks Begin



January, 2020