Gene Therapy Method Developed to Target Damaged Kidney Cells (image) Washington University in St. Louis Share Print E-Mail Caption In this slide, bright green depicts genetic material delivered by a synthetic virus to mouse kidney cells, while the red stain shows cells that cause chronic kidney disease. New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown, in mice, that genetic material can be delivered to damaged cells in the kidneys, a step toward developing gene therapy to treat chronic kidney disease. Credit YOICHIRO IKEDA/Washington University Usage Restrictions Please credit the image to Yoichiro Ikeda/Washington University Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.