Is gene therapy for epilepsy in the clinic yet?

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Is gene therapy for epilepsy in the clinic yet?
« on: 18/07/2013 02:30:01 »
Richard Salmon  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Has the UCL 'gene cure' for seizure disorders been elevated to human trials, yet?

Thank you.

What do you think?
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Re: Is gene therapy for epilepsy in the clinic yet?
« Reply #1 on: 19/07/2013 09:14:53 »
I think you're referring to this study: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/1000024/

As Stephanie Schorge, the author and interviewee, highlights, clinical trials are a goal but not a reality yet. I am also unaware of any other groups around the world doing this yet, but if anyone hears different, please do say.

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