Stem Cell technology offers new hope for treating rare genetic disorders

Stem cell technology has witnessed advancement that open new hopes for the treatment of rare genetic disorders which otherwise are largely undetected and also untreated. Recent research has shown exciting possibilities of having a direct intervention method for effective treatment, said Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS) Director Rakesh Mishra.

“One of great success people have started witnessing is the stem cell technology being used for genetic disorders where these cells can be taken from a healthy individual and replacing the diseased stem cells from the identified patient but there are immunological challenges in this process,” he explained, in an interaction as part of the ‘Stem Cell Awareness Week’ organised by The Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (DBT-InStem), Bengaluru.

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Watch Dr. Rakesh Mishra share his thoughts on using stem cells to solve challenges in rare genetic disorders.