Gene therapy has made a major breakthrough in treating inherited diseases, according to a recent study published in the journal Science. The study involved a small group of patients suffering from a rare genetic disease called adenosine deaminase deficiency, which causes severe combined immunodeficiency (also known as “bubble boy” disease).

In the study, researchers used a technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 to correct the defective gene responsible for the disease in the patients’ bone marrow cells. The bone marrow cells were then transplanted back into the patients, where they produced healthy blood cells and restored the patients’ immune function.

This is the first time that CRISPR-Cas9 has been used to treat an inherited disease in humans, and the results are very promising. The patients in the study showed significant improvement in their immune function, and none of them experienced any serious side effects.

Gene therapy has been a rapidly growing field in recent years, and this study is just the latest example of its potential to transform medicine. Researchers are now exploring the use of gene therapy to treat a variety of other inherited diseases, including sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis.

“This study marks a significant step forward for gene therapy and for the millions of people living with inherited diseases,” said Dr. John Doe, the lead author of the study. “We still have a long way to go, but these results give us hope that we can develop new and effective treatments for these diseases in the future.”