Could gold be the key to making gene therapy for HIV, blood disorders more accessible?

Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center took a step toward making gene therapy more practical by simplifying the way gene-editing instructions are delivered to cells. Using a gold nanoparticle instead of an inactivated virus, they safely delivered gene-editing tools in lab models of HIV and inherited blood disorders, as reported May 27, 2019 in Nature Materials.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org