This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Biotechnology, a University of Washington research team reports on a genomic approach for preventing the genetic side effects that have long been barriers to gene therapies. While gene therapies have been successfully developed for a number of diseases, insertional mutagenesis and genotoxicity, which usually manifest as a malignancy, hamper their widespread use.

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