Published in Blood Weekly, September 9th, 1996
In recent years, gene transfer into primitive hematopoietic cells has been an active area of research. The majority of this research has revolved around the use of retroviral vectors. However, the quiescent nature of stem cells and the difficulty in manipulating them in culture has complicated the use of retroviral vectors for gene transduction in this cell population.
In order to investigate alternative strategies for the transduction of human stem cells, Sarah J. Neering et al. of Somatix Therapy Corp., Alameda,...
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