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Fixing nature’s genetic mistakes in the womb

Photo of Tippi MacKenzie, MD, working
Tippi MacKenzie, MD is a pediatric and fetal surgeon at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco who is focused on developing better ways to diagnose and treat genetic diseases before birth. Photo by Cindy Chew.

On November 18, 2019, we convened an In Utero Gene Therapy Think Tank in San Francisco to expand the discussion around performing gene therapy in fetuses. We gathered thought leaders from UCSF and across the country with expertise in maternal-fetal medicine, prenatal  diagnostics, fetal surgery, bioethics, science policy, patient engagement, gene therapy, and clinical trials to outline prerequisites for a first-in-human trial of fetal gene therapy. Read the full article in the San Jose Mercury News.