Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2024 Jun 5:115346. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2024.115346. Online ahead of print.


Gene editing technologies have the potential to correct genetic disorders by modifying, inserting, or deleting specific DNA sequences or genes, paving the way for a new class of genetic therapies. While gene editing tools continue to be improved to increase their precision and efficiency, the limited efficacy of in vivo delivery remains a major hurdle for clinical use. An ideal delivery vehicle should be able to target a sufficient number of diseased cells in a transient time window to maximize on-target editing and mitigate off-target events and immunogenicity. Here, we review major advances in novel delivery platforms based on cell-derived vesicles – extracellular vesicles and virus-like particles – for transient delivery of gene editing payloads. We discuss major findings regarding packaging, in vivo biodistribution, therapeutic efficacy, and safety concerns of cell-derived vesicles delivery of gene-editing cargos and their potential for clinical translation.

PMID:38849005 | DOI:10.1016/j.addr.2024.115346