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Multi-disease gene therapy in mice

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Researchers report that whereas gene therapies in mice based on 3 longevity-associated genes, namely FGF21, ?Klotho, and sTGF?R2, ameliorated age-related diseases, including obesity, type II diabetes, heart failure, and renal failure, a single formulation combining 2 of the therapies was able to treat all 4 age-related disorders in mice, suggesting that combinations of gene therapies may help address the interconnectedness of distinct age-related diseases and extend human health-span, according to the authors.

Article #19-10073: "A single combination gene therapy treats multiple age-related diseases," by Noah Davidsohn et al.

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