Gene Therapy Center for Hereditary Diseases

Two physicians of our staff are currently undergoing training in gene therapy in the USA and one of our scientists started a Sabbatical at the Hadassah Gene Therapy Center.

We plan to create a center for hereditary renal diseases with an emphasis on the kidney disease in the Kurdish community. Members of the Kurdish community similarly to the Kochin community, show very high incidence of renal diseases progressing to end-stage renal failure. This center will be a sub-unit of the Hadassah Center for Gene Therapy.