Blu Genes Foundation gives UMMS $1.4M to bring Tay-Sachs gene therapy to clinical trial

Blu Genes Foundation gives UMMS $1.4M to bring Tay-Sachs gene therapy to clinical trial

The Toronto-based Blu Genes Foundation, which is dedicated to developing gene therapies for rare disease, has given $1.4 million to UMass Medical School to advance a Phase I/II clinical trial for Tay-Sachs. Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, Terence Flotte, MD, Heather Gray-Edwards, PhD, DVM, and colleagues at  Auburn University are leading the research.

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