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Scientists at Shriners Hospitals for Children re-wire cells to produce arthritis vaccine

ST. LOUIS (April 27, 2017) – Using a new gene-editing technology, researchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children®— St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine have re-wired living cells to produce their own targeted arthritis-fighting vaccine. These SMART (stem cells modified for autonomous regenerative therapy) cells could offer more targeted treatment options for children and adults with inflammatory and chronic conditions.