For now, his lab is working on similar tests in macaques (a type of monkey) and hopes to move to a human clinical trial as soon as he can find funding. He says for now, the process is too expensive for widespread use, and noted it's still in its infancy.
"The hardest step towards broad scale implementation is going to be the cost of making the vector in the final product. It's going to have to become more affordable," Wilson says. "But if I thought we weren't close to doing that, I wouldn't have pursued this research. This is all about making an effective product."
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