Wave of the future – A new technique of gene therapy will be featured at the IATI Biomed ConferenceMar. 27, 2016
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Although “gene editing” for eventually treating and even curing human diseases is almost unknown to the general public at large, geneticists in the US and elsewhere are very excited about this new and promising field. An Israeli scientist who spent several years conducting research at Stanford University in California who is responsible for advances in gene editing returned last summer to Israel to launch a startup that could become a pioneer in implementing the technology.
Dr. Adi Barzel, who earned master’s and doctoral degrees in biology and genetics at Tel Aviv University, will soon join its faculty as well as head a startup R&D he cofounded in California called LogicBio Therapeutics that is moving to the Ness Ziona Science Park. He will lecture on gene editing and gene therapy at the upcoming Biomed Conference of Israeli Advanced Technology Industries (IATI BioMed), which is due to be held in Tel Aviv between May 24 and 26. The event, to include an exhibition of companies and startups, is considered one of the world’s leading biomed events.